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grăphĭcus , a, um, adj., = γραφικός,
I.of or belonging to painting or drawing, graphic.
I. Lit., only subst.: grăphĭce , ēs, f. (sc. ars), like γραφική, the art of drawing, Plin. 35, 10, 36, § 77.—
II. Transf.
A. Picturesque, fine (very rare): eminentes expressiones graphicoteram efficient in aspectu delectationem (Gr. compar. γραφικωτεραν), Vitr. 4, 4.—
B. Of persons, exquisite, elegant, masterly, notable, skilful: “graphicum mortalem Antiphonem!Plaut. Stich. 4, 1, 64; cf. id. Ps. 1, 5, 104; 2, 4, 9: “nugator,id. Trin. 4, 2, 91: “fur,id. ib. 4, 3, 17: “servus,id. Ep. 3, 3, 29.—Hence, adv.: gră-phĭce .
B. In gen., finely, beautifully, nicely, exactly: “obunctis oculis,App. M. 8, p. 214, 5: “tum hanc hospitam crepidula ut graphice decet!Plaut. Pers. 4, 2, 3; cf. id. Trin. 3, 3, 38: “nunc ego huic graphice facetus flam,id. Pers. 2, 2, 5.
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