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pallĕo , ui, 2, v. n. Sanscr. palitas, gray; Gr. πελλός, πελιδνός, πολιός; cf. pullus,
I.to be or look pale.
I. Lit.: “sudat, pallet,Cic. Phil. 2, 34, 84: “pallent amisso sanguine venae,Ov. M. 2, 824: “metu sceleris futuri,id. ib. 8, 465: “timore,id. F. 2, 468: “mea rugosa pallebunt ora senectā,Tib. 3, 5, 25; “morbo,Juv. 2, 50: “fame,Mart. 3, 38, 12.— Esp. of lovers: palleat omnis amans; “hic est color aptus amanti,must look pale, Ov. A. A. 1, 729; Prop. 1, 9, 17.—Also through indolence, Mart. 3, 58, 24.—
B. Transf.
1. To be or look sallow, or yellow: “saxum quoque palluit auro,Ov. M. 11, 110: “arca palleat nummis,Mart. 8, 44, 10; id. 9, 55, 1; so, to become turbid: “Tagus auriferis pallet turbatus arenis,Sil. 16, 561.—
2. To lose its natural color, to change color, to fade: “et numquam Herculeo numine pallet ebur,always remains white, Prop. 4 (5), 7, 82.sidera pallent,Stat. Th. 12, 406: “ne vitio caeli palleat aegra seges,Ov. F. 1, 688: “pallet nostris Aurora venenis,id. M. 7, 209: pallere diem, Luc 7, 177—
(β). With acc.: “multos pallere colores,to change color often, Prop. 1, 15, 39.—
II. Trop.
A. To grow pale, be sick with desire, to long for, eagerly desire any thing: “ambitione malā aut argenti pallet amore,Hor. S. 2, 3, 78: “nummo,Pers. 4, 47.—
B. To grow pale at any thing, to be anxious or fearful.—With dat.: “pueris,” i. e. on account of, Hor. Ep. 1, 7, 7: “ad omnia fulgura,Juv. 13, 223: “Marco sub judice palles?Pers. 5, 8.—
(β). With acc.: “scatentem Belluis pontum,Hor. C. 3, 27, 26: “fraternos ictus,Petr. 122; Pers. 5, 184.—
C. To grow pale by excessive application to a thing: “iratum Eupoliden praegrandi cum sene palles,read yourself pale over Eupolis, Pers. 1, 124: “nunc utile multis Pallere, i. e. studere,Juv. 7, 96: “vigilandum, nitendum, pallendum est,of close study, Quint. 7, 10, 14.—Hence, pallens , entis, P. a., pale, wan (poet. and in post-Aug. prose).
A. Lit.: “simulacra modis pallentia miris,Lucr. 1, 123: “umbrae Erebi,Verg. A. 4, 26: “animae,id. ib. 4, 242: “regna,of the Lower World, Sil. 13, 408; cf. “undae,” i. e. the Styx, the Cocytus, Tib. 3, 5, 21: “persona,Juv. 3, 175: “pallens morte futurā,Verg. A. 8, 709: “pallentes terrore puellae,Ov. A. A. 3, 487. —
2. Transf.
a. Of a faint or pale color, pale-colored, greenish, yellowish, darkcolored: “pallentes violae,Verg. E. 2, 47: “arva,Ov. M. 11, 145: “gemmā e viridi pallens,Plin. 37, 8, 33, § 110: “hedera,Verg. E. 3, 39: “herbae,id. ib. 6, 54: “lupini,Ov. Med. Fac. 69: “faba,Mart. 5, 78, 10: “sol jungere pallentes equos,Tib. 2, 5, 76: “toga,Mart. 9, 58, 8.—
b. Poet., that makes pale: “morbi,Verg. A. 6, 275: “philtra,Ov. A. A. 2, 105: “curae,Mart. 11, 6, 6: “oscula,Val. Fl. 4, 701.—
B. Trop., pale, weak, bad: “fama,pale, Tac. Or. 13 fin.: “mores,bad, vicious, Pers. 5, 15.
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