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festīnus , a, um (ante-class. form of the
I.acc. sing. festinem in the verse: nunc haec res me facit festinem, Titin. ap. Non. 482, 33; cf. Comic. Lat. ed. Rib. p. 127), adj. festino, hasty, hastening, in haste, quick, speedy (poet.; “syn.: celer, rapidus, velox, etc.): cursu festinus anhelo,Ov. M. 11, 347: “veste tegens, tibi quam noctes festina diesque Urgebam,Verg. A. 9, 488: “taedia vitae,early, Val. Fl. 6, 325; cf.: cruda festinaque virtus, Stat. Th. 9, 716: celeritas, Cod. Th. 16, 5, 53 al. (but in Enn. ap. Char. p. 251 P. the right read. is Vestina, v. Vahl. Enn. Ann. v. 280).—
(β). With gen.: “laudum festinus et audax Ingenii,Stat. S. 5, 3, 135: “voti,id. Th. 6, 75.—Adv.: festīnē , hastily, Cassiod. Var. 3, 40 (so Codd. Cic. Att. 4, 14, 2, where edd. festive).
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