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exīlis , e, adj. ex and ile, ilia; hence, without entrails, i. e. thin, lank, Corss. Ausspr. 2, 1003,
I.small, thin, slender, lank, meagre, poor, feeble (class.; “syn.: tenuis, gracilis, macer): exile et exiguum et vietum cor,Cic. Div. 2, 16, 37; cf.: “jecur horridum et exile,id. ib. 2, 13, 30: “femur (opp. tumentes surae),Hor. Epod. 8, 10: “artus,Ov. Pont. 1, 10, 27: “folia,Plin. 24, 6, 20, § 29: “quod solum tam exile et macrum est, quod, etc.,thin, poor, Cic. Agr. 2, 25, 67: “ager,Col. 1, 4, 3; cf.: “Arisbe glebis,Luc. 3, 204: “exilis domus est, ubi non et multa supersunt, etc.,poor, wretched, Hor. Ep. 1, 6, 45: “domus Plutonia,” i. e. cheerless, id. C. 1, 4, 17 (cf.: “domus plena,id. ib. 2, 12, 24): “hereditas (with parva),Plin. Pan. 40, 1: “via,short, Ov. Tr. 1, 2, 86.—
II. Transf.
A. In gen., meagre, dry, inadequate, etc.: “genus sermonis exile, aridum, concisum ac minutum,meagre, dry, Cic. de Or. 2, 38, 159; “so of speech,id. Fin. 4, 3, 7; id. de Or. 2, 77, 315; 1, 18, 83; Quint. 8, 3, 56 (opp. tumida); cf. of speech: “pro pressis exiles,id. 10, 2, 16: “vox (opp. plena),id. 11, 3, 15; ib. 13: “argumentis admodum exilibus niti,Gell. 14, 2, 4.—
B. Void, free.—With gen.: “exilis atque inanis aegritudinum,Plaut. Stich. 4, 1, 21.—Comp.: “caro prunorum,Plin. 15, 13, 12, § 43: “vox feminis quam maribus (opp. gravior),id. 11, 51, 112, § 269: vox in senecta, ib. § 270.—Sup. seems not to occur.—Hence, adv.: exīlĭter , thinly, meagrely, feebly, dryly: “nolo verba exiliter exanimata exire,feebly, Cic. de Or. 3, 11, 41: “annales sane exiliter scripti,id. Brut. 27, 106: “disputare (with jejune),id. de Or. 1, 11, 50.—Comp.: “exilius dicere de aliqua re,more sparingly, briefly, Varr. L. L. 5, § 2 Müll.—Sup. seems not to occur.
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