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fīdus , a, um, adj. fido, that one may rely on,
I.trusty, truslworthy, faithful, sure (class.).
I. Prop., constr. absol., with dat., poet. also with gen.
B. With dat.: “(servum) quem domino fidissimum credebat,Liv. 33, 28, 13 (but cf.: fidus est amicus, fidelis servus, Don. Ter. Phorm. 1, 2, 26): “quae fida fuit nulli,Tib. 1, 6, 77: “nec tibi fidam promittis Lacaenam,Ov. H. 5, 99: “ne quid usquam fidum proditori esset,no faith should be kept with a traitor, Liv. 1, 11, 7: “ut eos sibi fidiores redderet,Just. 16, 5, 2.—
C. Poet. with gen.: “regina tui fidissima,most faithful towards you, Verg. A. 12, 659; and with gen. partit.: “juvenum fidos, lectissima bello Corpora, sollicitat pretio,the trusty ones, trustiest of the youth, Stat. Th. 2, 483.—
D. With in or ad, and acc.: “in amicos fidissimus,Eutr. 7, 8: “fidi ad bella duces,Nemes. Cyn. 82.—
E. With in and abl.: “sperabam te mihi fidum in hoc nostro amore fore,Cat. 91, 1 sq.
II. Transf., objectively of inanim. and abstr. things, sure, certain, safe, trustworthy (mostly poet. and in post-Aug. prose; in Cic. Att. 9, 6, 10, fuga fida is not critically certain; v. Orell. N. cr. ad loc.).
A. Absol.: “aures,Ov. M. 10, 382: “spes fidissima Teucrum,Verg. A. 2, 281: “ensis,trusty, id. ib. 6, 524: “alii litora cursu fida petunt,id. ib. 2, 400: “nec unquam satis fida potentia, ubi nimia est,Tac. H. 2, 92: “pons validus et fidus,id. A. 15, 15 fin.: “male fidas provincias,id. H. 1, 52. —
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