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ămoenĭtas , ātis, f. amoenus,
I.pleas antness, delightfulness, loveliness.
I. Lit., of places (as scenery, a garden, river, etc.; in the poets, except Plaut., rare; “never in Ter., Lucr., or Hor.): nunc domus suppeditat mihi hortorum amoenitatem,Cic. Q. Fr. 3, 1, 4: “fluminis,id. ib. 3, 1, 1: “amoenitates orarum et litorum,id. N. D. 2, 39; so id. Leg. 2, 1; id. Rep. 2, 4; Nep. Att. 13; Col. 1, 4, 8; Flor. 2, 11, 4 al.
II. Metaph.
A. Of other things (so in Plaut. and the prose-writers of the post-Aug. per., but not in Cic.): “amoenitates omnium venerum atque venustatum,Plaut. Stich. 2, 1, 5: “hic me amoenitate amoenā amoenus oneravit dies,id. Capt. 4, 1, 7: “amoenitates studiorum, Plin. praef.: vitae,Tac. A. 5, 2: “verborum,Gell. 12, 1 fin.: “orationis,id. 10, 3 al.
B. As a term of endearment: “uxor mea, mea amoenitas, quid tu agis?my delight, Plaut. Cas. 2, 3, 13: “mea vita, mea amoenitas, meus ocellus,id. Poen. 1, 2, 152.
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