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formōsus (FORMONSVS, Inscr. Grut. 669, 10;
I.comp.: “FORMONSIOR,Inscr. Fabr. p. 374, no. 169: “formonsam,Verg. E. 1, 5 Rib.), a, um, adj. forma, I. B. 1., finely formed, beautiful, handsome (freq. and class; syn.: pulcher, speciosus, venustus, bellus).
B. Rarely of abstr. subjects: “nihil est virtute formosius, nihil pulchrius,Cic. Fam. 9, 14, 4.—Adv.: formōse , beautifully (very rare): “Cupidinem formosum deum formose cubantem,App. M. 5, p. 168: “saltare,id. ib. 6, p. 183: “formosius,Quint. 8, 3, 10: “formosissime,Aug. Conf. 1, 7.
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