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exĭgŭus , a, um, adj. exigo, II. B. 5.; cf. contiguus, from contingo; lit., weighed, exact; hence opp. to abundant, beyond measure; cf.: parvus, pusillus, minutus,
I.scanty in measure or number, small, little, petty, short, poor, mean.
I. Adj. (freq. and class.): “exile et exiguum et vietum cor et dissimile cordis fuisse,Cic. Div. 2, 16, 37; cf.: “me corporis exigui, etc.,Hor. Ep. 1, 20, 24; “and, mus,Verg. G. 1, 181: “oratorem ex immenso campo in exiguum sane gyrum compellitis,Cic. de Or. 3, 19, 70; cf.: “quoniam exiguis quibusdam finibus totum oratoris munus circumdedisti,id. ib. 1, 62, 264: “finis,Hor. C. 1, 18, 10: “alteram partem nimis exiguam atque angustam esse voluisti,Cic. Rab. Perd. 3, 9: “litterae tuae exiguam significationem tuae erga me voluntatis habebant,id. Fam. 5, 7, 2; “exigua et infirma civitas,Caes. B. G. 7, 17, 2; cf.: “pars terrae,Cic. Rep. 1, 17: “campi,Hor. C. 2, 9, 24: “castra,Caes. B. G. 5, 49, 7: “aedificia,Hirt. B. G. 8, 5, 1: “locus eloquentiae,Quint. 2, 17, 28: “toga,Hor. Ep. 1, 19, 13; cf.: “torques,id. C. 3, 6, 12: “elegi,id. A. P. 77 et saep.: “numerus oratorum,Cic. de Or. 1, 4, 16; cf.: “copiae amicorum,id. Quint. 1, 2: “malorum particula,Juv. 13, 13: “copiae,Caes. B. C. 2, 39, 3: “fructus,Cic. Par. 6, 3, 49: “cibus,Juv. 14, 301: “animus,id. 13, 190: “facultates,Caes. B. C. 1, 78, 2: “census,Hor. Ep. 1, 1, 43: “pulvis,id. C. 1, 28, 3: “tempus,Cic. de Or. 1, 20, 92; cf.: “pars unius anni,id. Rep. 6, 23: “pars aestatis,Caes. B. G. 4, 20, 1: “laus,Cic. Agr. 2, 2, 5: “grandis aut exigua (vox),Quint. 11, 3, 15; so, “vox,Suet. Ner. 20.—With gen.: abundans corporis exiguusque animi, Claud. ap. Eutr. 2, 381.—Comp.: “aqua exiguior facta,Dig. 43, 11, 1, § 15; ib. 29, 5, 1, § 27; Front. Aquaed. 32: “cytisum aridum si dabis, exiguius dato,Col. Arb. 28; Dig. 30, 1, 14 fin.—Sup.: “pars exiguissima,Ov. H. 14, 115: “legata,Plin. Ep. 7, 24, 7.
II. Subst.
A. exĭgŭum , i, n., a little, a trifle (post-Aug.).—With gen.: “exiguum campi ante castra erat,Liv. 27, 27, 13: “exiguum spatii,id. 22, 24, 8: “aquae,Ov. Tr. 5, 2, 20: “mellis,Plin. 28, 9, 37, § 139: “temporis,id. Ep. 7, 27, 13: “salutis,Sil. 4, 248: “exiguum de naturae patriaeque veneno,Juv. 3, 123: exiguo (sc. tempore) post obitum ipsius, a short time after, etc., Plin. 31, 2, 3, § 7; cf.: “perquam exiguum sapere,Plin. Ep. 3, 6, 1.—Plur.: “res hodie minor est here quam fuit, atque eadem cras Deteret exiguis aliquid,Juv. 3, 23 sq.
B. exĭgŭus , i, m., a poor man: “exiguo conceditur misericordia,Vulg. Sap. 6, 7.— Adv., shortly, briefly; slightly, scantily, sparingly.
(α). Form exĭgŭe (class. ): “hoc quidem est nimis exigue et exiliter ad calculos revocare amicitiam,too narrowly, Cic. Lael. 16, 58: “exigue sumptum praebent (parentes),Ter. Heaut. 1, 2, 33; cf.: “ratione inita frumentum se exigue dierum XXX. habere,hardly, Caes. B. G. 7, 71, 4: “celeriter exigueque dicere,slightly, briefly, Cic. de Or. 3, 36, 144; cf.: “epistola exigue scripta,id. Att. 11, 16, 1: “exigue atque frigide laudari,Gell. 19, 3, 1: Vergilius hunc Homeri versum exigue secutus est, to a slight degree, i. e. not closely, id. 9, 9, 16.—
(β). Form exĭgŭum (post-Aug.): “dormire,Plin. 10, 77, 97, § 209: “sapere,Plin. Ep. 3, 6, 1: “tument vela,Luc. 5, 431.—*
(γ). Form exĭgŭo : “tangere aliquid,Scrib. Comp. 240.
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