Thursday, February 9, 2012

Romae ningit


ningit or ninguit, ebat, nxit, 3, v. n. [Gr. nifei; cf. nix…], it snows. I Lit. ningit… cum ninxerit caelestium molem mihi… – (b) in the pass. form: torum istud spatium, qua pluitur et ninguitur… * II. Transf. to shower down, scatter: ningunt rosarum Floribus Lucr. 2, 627.
*ningor, oris, m. [ningo], a fall of snow

ninguidus, a, um, adj. [ninguis], full of snow, snowy (post-class.)… II. Transf., falling like snow: cibus, i.e. manna
ninguis, is, f. [kindr. with nix], snow (ante- and post-class.): albas descendere ningues, Lucr. 6, 736
nivalis, e, adj. [nix], of or belonging to snow, snowy, snow-. I. Lit.: nivalis dies, a snowy day, Liv. 21, 54, 7: nivalia (sc. loca), Plin. 26, 8, 29, § 46: Hamonia, Hor. C.1, 37, 19: venti, Plin. 2, 47, 48, § 126: axis, the region of snow, Val. Fl. 5, 225: Hebrus nivali compede vinctus, Hor. Ep. 1, 3, 3: undae, water filled with snow, Mart 14, 118, 1.: aqua nivalis, snow water, Gell. 19, 5, 3:terrae et pruinosae, Amm. 23, 6, 43. – IITransf. A. Cold: dies, a cold, dull day: diclimus nivalem diem, cum altum frigus et triste caelum est, Sen. Q. N. 4, 4, 3; Flor. 2, 6, 12: osculum, cold, frigid, Mart. 7, 95, 2 – B. Snow-like, snowy: equi candor nivali, Verg. A. 3, 538. – Trop.: nivalis Pietas, Prud. Symm. 2, 249.
nivarius, a, um, adj. [id.], of or belonging to snow: nivarium colum, a strainer filled with snow, through which generous wines were filtered, whereas the commoner sorts were merely passed through a linen cloth, filled with snow, Mart. 14, 103, in lemm.; Dig. 34, 2, 21: the latter called nivarius saccus, Mart. 14, 104 in lemm.
nivatus, a, um, adj. [id.], cooled with snow: potiones, Sen. Q. N. 4, 13, 10: aqua, Petr. 31; Suet. Ner. 27.
nivesco, ere, v. inch. n. [nix], to become snow-white, Anth. Lat. tom. 2, p. 406 Burm.; Tert. Pall. 3 med.
niveus, a, um, adj. [id.], of or from snow, snowy, snow- (poet) I. Lit: aggeribus niveis informis, Verg. G. 3, 354: aqua, cooled with snow, Mart. 12, 17, 6; cf. id. 14, 104 and 117: mons, covered with snow, Cat. 64, 240. – II. Transf., snow-white, snowy (mostly poet.): a similitudine sic: corpore niveum candorem, aspect igneum ardorem assequebatur, Auct. Her. 4, 33, 44: lacerti, Verg. A. 8, 387: lac, id E. 2, 20: hanc si capite niveae agnae exorari judicas, Sen. Q. N. 2, 36: Briseis niveo colore, Hor. C. 2, 4, 3: vestis, Ov. M. 10, 432: candidior nivei folio, Galatea, ligustri, id. ib. 13, 789: dens, id. H. 18, 18: qua notam duxit niveus videri, Hor. C. 4, 2, 59: panis, Juv. 5, 70: flumen, clear, pellucid, Sen. Hippol. 504: undae, Mart. 7, 32, 11.: tribuni, clothed in white togas, Calp. Ecl. 7, 29; so, Quirites, Juv. 10, 45.
*nivifer, era, erum, adj. [nix-fero], snow-bearing, covered with snow: niviferae valles, Salv. G.D. 6, 2.
*nivit, ere, v. impers. [nix], it snows; poet. transf. of a great quantity of missile weapons: sagittis plumbo et saxis grandinat, nivit, Pac. ap. Non. 507, 27
nivosus, a, um, adj. [nix], full of snow, snowy: hiems gelida ac nivosa, Liv. 5, 13, 1: tantum nivosae grandinis, id. 21, 59, 8: Strymon, Ov. Tr. 5, 3, 22: Scythia, id. H.12, 27: loca praegelida ac nivosa, Col.2, 9, 7: Pliadum nivosum sidus, Stat. S. 1, 3, 95.
nix, nivis, f. [cf. Gr. nifa(acc.), snow; Lat. ningit, ninguit], snow. I Lit.: Anaxagoras nivem nigram dixit esse, Cic. Ac. 2, 23, 72: pars terrarium obriguit nive pruinaque, id N.D. 1, 10, 24: miles nivibus pruinisque obrutus, Liv. 5. 2; Lact. 3, 24, 1: opposuit natura Alpemque nivemque, Juv. 10, 152: duratae solo nives, Hor. C. 3, 24, 39; 4, 12, 4: alta, Verg. G. 1, 310: nives solutae, Ov. Am. 3, 6, 93: horrifera, Val. Fl. 6, 306; Plin. 2, 103, 106, § 234. – II. Transf., white color, whiteness: capitis nives, i.e. white hair, Hor. C. 4, 13, 12; Prud. preaf. Cath. 25 (dura translation, quint. 8, 6, 17): eboris, App de Mundo, p. 69, 21. – B. Plur.: nives, snows, i.e. a cold climate, Prop. 1, 8, 8.

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