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dis-sĭmĭlis , e, adj.,
I.unlike, dissimilar, different (as the opp. of similis and consimilis, v. 3. dis, II.; cf.: dispar, impar, absimilis; very freq. and class.).—Constr. with the gen., dat., with atque, et, inter se, or absol. (for this variety in the construction, cf. esp. Cic. Brut. 81 fin. to 83 med.).
(α). With gen.: “(P. Crassus) dum Cyri et Alexandri similis esse voluit, et L. Crassi et multorum Crassorum inventus est dissimillimus,Cic. Brut. 81 fin.. alicujus dissimilis in tribunatu reliquaque omni vita, id. ib. 34, 129; so, “Scetani,Hor. S. 1, 4, 112: “artificium hoc ceterorum,Cic. de Or. 2, 19, 83: “offensio odii,id. ib. 2, 51 fin.: “cives tui,id. Fam. 10, 6, 3; cf. “sui,id. Phil. 2, 24, 59; id. de Or. 3, 7, 26; id. Brut. 93, 320; Ov. M. 11, 273 al.; cf. also under
(δ). .—
(γ). With atque or et, Lucr. 1, 504; cf.: aut quiescendum, quod est non dissimile atque ire in Solonium aut Antium; “aut, etc.,Cic. Att. 2, 3, 3; and: “haec consilia non sunt dissimilia, ac si quis aegro, etc.,Liv. 5, 5 fin.: “dissimilis est militum causa et tua,Cic. Phil. 2, 24, 59; id. Planc. 28, 68; id. Brut. 82, 285.—
(δ). With inter se: “dissimiles longe inter se variosque colores,Lucr. 2, 783; 2, 720; Cic. de Or. 3, 7, 25 sq.; id. Brut. 82 fin. sq.; Quint. 9, 4, 17 al.; cf.: “cum inter vos in dicendo dissimillimi sitis,Cic. de Or. 2, 29; “and in a twofold construction: qui sunt et inter se dissimiles et aliorum,id. Brut. 83, 287.—(ε) Absol.: “dissimillimi motus,Cic. Rep. 1, 14: “voces,id. ib. 2, 42: “eos, qui nascuntur eodem tempore, posse in dissimiles incidere naturas propter caeli dissimilitudinem,id. Div. 2, 44 fin. et saep.: “hac in re multum dissimiles,Hor. Ep. 1, 10, 3: “quid sit in quoque dissimile,Quint. 5, 13, 23: “pro dissimillimo,Plin. Ep. 1, 5, 9 al.—(ζ) With in and acc.: aetate et forma, haud dissimili in dominum erat, to his master, i. e. so as to pass for his master, Tac. A. 2, 39.—(η) With ab: “dissimilis valde ab omnibus,Vulg. Dan. 7, 19.—Hence, dissĭmĭlĭter , adv., differently, in a different manner (rarely): “efficere voluptates,Cic. Fin. 2, 3, 10; Sall. J. 89, 6; Gell. 18, 12, 3 al.—With dat.: “haud dissimiliter navibus sine gubernaculo vagis,Liv. 27, 48, 11.
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