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fallax , ācis (
I.gen. plur. fallacium, Cic. Lael. 25, 91 al.; “but fallacum,Cat. 30, 4), adj. fallo, deceitful, deceptive, fallacious (class.; esp. freq. in Cic.; “syn.: captiosus, fraudulentus, subdolus, dolosus, vafer, astutus, callidus): age, barbari (astrologi) vani atque fallaces: num etiam Graiorum historia mentita est?Cic. Div. 1, 19, 37: “levium hominum atque fallacium,id. Lael. 25, 91; “for which: facta impia fallacum hominum,Cat. 30, 4: “vicinitas non assueta mendaciis, non fucosa, non fallax, non erudita artificio simulationis,Cic. Planc. 9, 22: “posita fallacis imagine tauri,Ov. M. 3, 1 et saep.—Of inanim. and abstr. things: “ut tamquam in herbis non fallacibus fructus appareat,Cic. Lael. 19, 68: “(with fucosae) merces,id. Rab. Post. 14, 40: “arva,Ov. A. A. 1, 401: “siliquae,Verg. G. 1, 195: “austri,id. A. 5, 850: “herba veneni,id. E. 4, 24: “vada,Plin. 5, 31, 34, § 128: “genus tutius sed magis fallax (sc. venandi),more uncertain, id. 8, 8, 8, § 26 et saep.: “spe falsa atque fallaci,Cic. Phil. 12, 2 fin.; so, “spes,id. Mil. 34, 94: “et captiosae interrogationes,id. Ac. 2, 15, 46: “imitatio simulatioque virtutis,id. ib. 2, 46, 140: “malitia est versuta et fallax nocendi ratio,id. N. D. 3, 30, 75.—Prov.: fallaces sunt rerum species, Sen. Ben. 4, 34, 1.— Comp.: “fallacior undis,Ov. M. 13, 799: “quid enim fallacius illis (vocibus)?id. R. Am. 687.—Sup.: “oculorum fallacissimo sensu judicare,Cic. Div. 2, 43, 91.—
(β). With gen.: “homines amicitiae fallaces,Tac. A. 16, 32.—
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