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fulgeo , fulsi, 2 (ante-class. and poet. form acc. to the third conj.: fulgit, Lucil. and Pompon. ap. Non. 506, 8 and 9; Lucr. 5, 768 Lachm.
I.N. cr.; 6, 160; 174; 214; fulgĕre, Pac., Att., Lucil. ap. Non. 506, 17 sq.; Lucr. 5, 1095; 6, 165; Verg. A. 6, 826; Val. Fl. 8, 284 al.; cf. Sen. Q. N. 2, 56), v. n. Sanscr, bhrāg', to glow, gleam; Gr. φλέγω, φλεγέθω, to burn, φλόξ, flame; “Lat. fulgur, fulmen, fulvus, flagrare, flamma, flāmen,Georg Curtius Gr. Etym. p. 187, to flash, to lighten (syn.: fulguro, splendeo, luceo).
II. Transf., to flash, glitter, gleam, glare, glisten, shine (syn. splendeo).
A. Lit.: “qui nitent unguentis, qui fulgent purpurā,Cic. Cat. 2, 3, 5: “marmorea tecta ebore et auro fulgentia,id. Par. 1, 3, 13: “fulgentia signis castra,Hor. C. 1, 7, 19: qui caelum versat stellis fulgentibus aptum, Enn. ap. Macr. S. 6, 1 (Ann. v. 30 Vahl.); so id. ib. (Ann. v. 162 ib.): “caelo fulgebat luna sereno,Hor. Epod. 15, 1; cf. id. C. 2, 16, 3; Ov. M. 2, 722: “fulgens contremuit domus Saturni (i. e. caelum),Hor. C. 2, 12, 8: “micantes fulsere gladii,Liv. 1, 25, 4; cf.: “fulgente decorus arcu Phoebus,Hor. Carm. Sec. 61: “felium in tenebris fulgent radiantque oculi,Plin. 11, 37, 55, § 151: “fulgentes oculi,Hor. C. 2, 12, 15: “fulgentes Cycladae (on account of their marble),id. ib. 3, 28, 14 (for which: “nitentes Cycladae,id. ib. 1, 14, 19): “stet Capitolium fulgens (corresp. to lucidae sedes Olympi),id. ib. 3, 3, 43: “argenti quod erat solis fulgebat in armis,Juv. 11, 108.—
B. Trop., to shine, glitter; be conspicuous, illustrious (rare and mostly poet.): “(virtus) Intaminatis fulget honoribus,Hor. C. 3, 2, 18: “indoles virtutis jam in adulescentulo,Nep. Eum. 1, 4: “quondam nobili fulsi patre,Sen. Med. 209: “fulgens imperio fertilis Africae,Hor. C. 3, 16, 31: “fulgens sacerdotio,Tac. H. 4, 42: “quae sanguine fulget Juli,Juv. 8, 42.—Hence, ful-gens , entis, P. a., shining, glittering; in a trop. sense, illustrious.—Comp.: “fulgentior,Sen. Ep. 115, 4.—Sup.: “Messala fulgentissimus juvenis,Vell. 2, 71, 1: “opus Caesaris,id. 2, 39, 1: “(M. Tullius) fulgentissimo et caelesti ore,id. 2, 64, 3: “duo fulgentissima cognomina patris et patrui,Val. Max. 3, 5, 1.—Adv.: fulgenter , glitteringly, resplendently.
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