previous next
celsus , a, um, adj. P. a., of obsolete 2. cello, found in antecello, excello, etc., to rise high, tower; root kar-, in κάρη, κάρηνον, κόρυς; cerebrum, crista, pro-ceres; calamus, culmus, columna, etc.,
I.raised high, extending upward, high, lofty (syn.: altus, erectus, sublimis, elatus, procerus).
II. Morally.
A. In a good sense.
1. High, lofty, elevated above that which is common, great (syn.: “erectus, eminens, excellens, altus): celsus et erectus et ea, quae homini accidere possunt, omnia parva ducens,Cic. Tusc. 5, 14, 42: “generosior celsiorque,Quint. 1, 3, 30: “mente,Sil. 16, 188.—
2. Elevated in rank or station, noble, eminent: “celsissima sedes dignitatis atque honoris,Cic. Sull. 2, 5: “eques,Stat. S. 1, 4, 42; cf. under adv. and Celeres.—
B. In a bad sense, haughty, proud, high-spirited: “haec jura suae civitatis ignorantem, erectum et celsum, etc.,Cic. de Or. 1, 40, 184: “celsi et spe haud dubia feroces,Liv. 7, 16, 5: “celsi Ramnes,Hor. A. P. 342; Sil. 16, 187.—Hence, adv.: celsē .
I. (Acc. to I.) High; comp., Col. 4, 19, 2; Claud. ap. Eutr. 1, 387; Amm. 25, 4.—
II. (Acc. to II.) Nobly: “nati,Stat. S. 3, 3, 145 (others read: celso natorum honore).
hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: