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dulcēdo , ĭnis, f. dulcis,
I.sweetness.
I. Lit., a sweet taste (rare): “radix amara cum quadam dulcedine,Plin. 25, 6, 30, § 66; Vulg. Exod. 15, 25.—Far more freq. and class.,
II. Trop., pleasantness, agreeableness, delightfulness, charm: “nimia aquarum,Lucr. 6, 1266; cf.: “frugum et vini,Liv. 5, 33: “vini,Plin. 14, 22, 28, § 137: “aut aliquem fructum capiant dulcedinis almae (shortly before opp. dolor),Lucr. 2, 971; cf. Cic. Fin. 2, 13; 2, 34, 114; id. Leg. 1, 17 fin.; Verg. G. 1, 412; 4, 55: honoris et pecuniae, Matius ap. Cic. Fam. 11, 28, 2: avium (genit. obj.), Auct. ap. Quint. 9, 3, 70: “agrariae legis,Liv. 2, 42: “potestatis ejus,id. 5, 6 fin.: “vitae,Cels. 6, 6: “orationis,Cic. de Or. 3, 40, 161; cf. “vocis,Ov. M. 1, 709: “gloriae,Cic. Arch. 10, 24: “iracundiae,id. Q. Fr. 1, 2, 2 fin.; cf. “irae,Liv. 9, 14 fin.: “otii,Tac. A. 1, 2: “amoris,Verg. A. 11, 538 et saep.: “plebeios creandi,Liv. 5, 13; cf. “praedandi,id. 6, 41 fin.: “scabendi,Plin. 8, 25, 37, § 90: “furandi,id. 8, 57, 82, § 222 al.—In plur., Vitr. 7 praef.
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