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ădŭlescentĭa (not ădŏl- ), ae. f. adulescens,
I.the age of the adulescens, the time between the age of the puer and juvenis, i. e. from the 15th to the 30th year, the time of youth, youth, = ἐφηβία, ἡλικία (cf. adulescens): “quid enim? Citius adulescentiae senectus quam pueritiae adulescentia obrepit?Cic. Sen. 2: “qui adulescentiam florem aetatis, senectutem occasum vitae velit definire,id. Top. 7, 32: “Nemo adulescentiam tuam contemnat,Vulg. 1 Tim. 4, 12: “ineunte adulescentia,Cic. Off. 2, 32: “jam a prima adulescentia,id. Fam. 1, 9 fin.: “ab adulescentia sua,Vulg. Gen. 8, 21: “in adulescentia = adulescens,Suet. Claud. 41.
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