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cōmis , e, adj. etym. dub.; cf. concinnus,
I.courteous, affable, kind, obliging, friendly, loving (class. in prose and poetry; on account of similarity of meaning, in MSS. very freq. interchanged with communis; hence the readings vary in the best edd.; cf. Liv. 25, 12, 9 Drak.; Suet. 2, p. 241 Wolf; Cic. Fin. 2, 25, 80 Madv.).
A. Of persons: comes, benigni, faciles, suaves homines esse dicuntur qui erranti comiter monstrant viam (Enn.; cf. under adv.), Cic. Balb. 16, 36: illum negat et bonum virum et comem et humanum fuisse, etc., id. Fin. 2, 25, 80: “ego illo usa sum benigno et lepido et comi,Ter. Hec. 5, 3, 39 (cf. id. Heaut. 5, 1, 39 Bentl. N. cr.): “comis et humanus,Cic. Fin. 2, 25, 80; cf. Quint. 6, 2, 18; Hor. S. 2, 8, 76: “quis Laelio comior? quis jucundior?Cic. Mur. 31, 66: “dum illis comis est,Plaut. Trin. 2, 1, 23; so, “bonis (opp. adversus malos injucundus),Tac. Agr. 22 fin.: “comis erga aliquem,Cic. Sen. 17, 59 (al. communis, but comp. id. Fin. l. l. Madv.): “comis in amicitiis tuendis,id. Fin. 2, 25, 80 fin.: “in uxorem,Hor. Ep. 2, 2, 133: “senex comissimus,App. M. 11, p. 268.—
B. Of subjects not personal: “comi animo,Ter. Heaut. 5, 1, 39: “ingenium,Tac. A. 6, 41 fin.: “hospitio,Liv. 9, 36, 8, cf.: “vinclum inter hospites comitas,Tac. G. 21 fin. Halm: “sermone et congressu,id. A. 15, 48: “viā (i. e. more),id. ib. 4, 7: “oculis alliciendus amor,Ov. A. A. 3, 510.—Adv.: cōmĭter , courteously, affably, etc. (very freq.): homo, qui erranti comiter monstrat viam, etc., Enn. ap. Cic. Off. 1, 16, 51; id. ap. Varr. L. L. 7, § 89 Müll.: “facere aliquid,Plaut. Poen. 3, 6, 10; id. Rud. 1, 5, 28: “appellare unumquemque,Cic. Phil. 13, 2, 4: “munera missa legatis,Liv. 9, 43, 26; cf. id. 42, 24, 10; 45, 20, 8: “accipere,id. 23, 33, 7; Ov. F. 2, 788; Tac. A. 12, 51: “invitare regios juvenes,Liv. 1, 57, 10: “celebrare regis convivium,id. 1, 22, 5 (al. leg. comi fronte): “administrare provinciam,Tac. H. 1, 13 et saep.; majestatem populi Romani comiter conservato, i. e. willingly, in an obliging, kind manner, a (mildly expressed) formula in treaties of peace, Cic. Balb. 16, 36, cf. Dig. 49, 15, 7; for which, in Liv. 38, 11, 2. imperium majestatemque populi Romani gens Aetolorum conservato sine dolo malo.—Sup., Plaut. Mil. 3, 3, 66 dub. (Ritschl, comptissume).—Comp. apparently not in use.
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