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dŏlor , ōris, m. doleo,
I.pain, smart, ache (freq. and class.; for syn. cf.: aegrimonia, maeror, maestitia, luctus, plangor, tristitia, angor, anxietas, cura, sollicitudo).
I. Corporeal: “dolor est motus asper in corpore, alienus a sensibus,Cic. Tusc. 2, 15: dolores atque carnificinas facere, Cato ap. Gell. 10, 3, 17: “corporis,Lucr. 4, 1075: “capitis,id. 6, 785: “dentium, oculorum,id. 6, 660: “pedum,Cic. Brut. 34, 130: “articulorum,id. Att. 1, 5 fin.: “laterum,Hor. S. 1, 9, 32 et saep.—Of the pangs of childbirth, Plaut. Truc. 4, 3, 33; id. Cist. 1, 2, 22: “utero exorti dolores,id. Am. 5, 1, 40; cf. id. ib. 48; 3, 1, 19; id. Truc. 4, 3, 33 (with labor); Ter. And. 1, 5, 33 (with laborare); id. Ad. 3, 1, 2 al.—Comic., of the gripings in the stomach of a hungry person, Plaut. Stich. 1, 3, 11.—
II. Mental, as a general designation of every painful, oppressive feeling, pain, distress, grief, tribulation, affliction, sorrow, anguish, trouble, vexation, mortification, chagrin, etc. (syn. luctus): “dolor (est) aegritudo crucians,Cic. Tusc. 4, 8, 18: “si cadit in sapientem animi dolor,id. Lael. 13, 48: “quanta est cura in animo, quantum corde capio dolorem,Plaut. Truc. 2, 5, 5; “so with cura,Cic. Fam. 4, 6, 2: “in labore atque in dolore,Plaut. Ps. 2, 3, 20: “majorem laetitiam ex desiderio bonorum percepimus, quam ex laetitia improborum dolorem,Cic. Rep. 1, 4; cf. “opp. laetatio,Caes. B. G. 5, 52 fin.: “te dolorem, quem acceperis cum summi viri tum amicissimi morte, ferre moderate,Cic. Lael. 2, 8; cf. id. de Or. 2, 48 fin.; and: “magno esse Germanis dolori Ariovisti mortem,Caes. B. G. 5, 29, 3; cf. also id. ib. 7, 38, 3: “magnum et acerbum dolorem commovere,Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 21 fin.: “dolore angi,id. Fam. 4, 3; cf. id. Phil. 8, 6, 18. —
3. Terror, Amm. 14, 2, 15.—
B. Meton.
1. A grief, i. e. an object or cause of grief: “illa (potest) etiam duris mentibus esse dolor,Prop. 1, 14, 18; Ov. P. 3, 3, 73.—
2. In rhet. lang. for the Gr. πάθος, passionate, warm expression; pathos, Cic. de Or. 3, 25; id. Brut. 24, 93; id. Or. 37, 130; id. de Or. 2, 17 fin.; Quint. 6, 2, 36.
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