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exĭmĭus , a, um, adj. eximo.
I. Taken out from the mass, i. e. excepted, exempt (rare but class. = exemptus, exceptus): “eximium neminem habere,Ter. Hec. 1, 1, 9: neque esset veri simile, cum omnibus Siculis faceret injurias, te illi unum eximium, cui consuleret, fuisse, you should be the only excepted one, Cic. Div. ap. Caecil. 16, 52: “tu unus eximius es, in quo hoc praecipuum valeat,Liv. 9, 34, 11.— Far more freq. and class.,
II. Select, choice, distinguished, extraordinary, uncommon, excellent (syn.: “egregius, praeclarus, divinus, lautus, magnificus): ea quae eximia plerisque et praeclara videntur, parva ducere,Cic. Off. 1, 20, 67; cf.: “haec ipsa semper in te eximia et praestantia fuere,id. de Or. 2, 28, 126: “Pompei singularis eximiaque virtus,id. de Imp. Pomp. 1, 3: “mulier facie eximia,Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 31, § 82; cf.: “pulchritudine eximia femina,id. Div. 1, 25, 52: “eximii forma pueri,Plin. 7, 12, 10: “eximii praestanti corpore tauri,Verg. G. 4, 538 et saep.: “ingenium,Cic. Fam. 6, 5, 3: “gloria belli,id. Rep. 1, 12; cf.: “gloria virtutis,id. ib. 2, 10: “opinio virtutis,Caes. B. G. 2, 8, 1; cf. “also: virtus,id. B. C. 1, 46, 4: “quo e collegio laus est illa eximia C. Julii, qui, etc.,Cic. Rep. 2, 36: “herba eximii usus ad vulnera,Plin. 24, 16, 95, § 152: “ignes Aetnae,Lucr. 2, 594 et saep.—Poet. with partitive gen.: “eximii regum,Stat. Th. 6, 15.—And with inf.: “eximius animam servare sub undis,exceedingly, skilful, expert, Luc. 3, 697.—Hence adv.: exĭmĭe (acc. to II.), exceedingly, very much, uncommonly, excellently (syn.: “egregie, unice): C. Marius L. Plocium eximie dilexit,Cic. Arch. 9, 20: “eximie et unice delectare,Gell. 11, 3, 4: “e. atque verissime opinari,id. 13, 8, 1: “cenare,Juv. 11, 1: “polliceri omnia,Liv. 42, 29, 6: “prodesse,Plin. 29, 6, 38, § 126: “mederi,id. ib.; cf.: “curari,id. 27, 12, 104, § 127: “ornatum templum,Liv. 25, 40, 2: “utilis,Plin. 20, 22, 89, § 241: “optimum stagnum,Col. 8, 17, 1.
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