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hĭlăris , e, and hĭlărus , a, um, adj., = ἱλαρός [cf. Sanscr. hlād, rejoice; Gr. χλαρός; Engl. glad],
I.cheerful, of good cheer, lively, gay, blithe, merry, jocund, jovial.—Adj. (class.; syn. laetus).
II. Subst.: hĭlărĭa , ōrum, n., the joyous festival celebrated in honor of Cybele at the vernal equinox, Macr. S. 1, 21: “hilaribus,Vop. Aurel. 1: “hilariis,Lampr. Alex. Sev. 37.—Adv.: hĭlăre (class. ), and hĭlărĭ-ter (late Lat.), cheerfully, gayly, joyfully, merrily: “dicimus aliquem hilare vivere, etc.,Cic. Fin. 5, 30, 92; cf.: “res tristes remisse, severas hilare tractare,id. de Or. 3, 8, 30; so, “hilare,id. ib. 2, 71, 290; Afran. ap. Non. 514, 2; Tac. A. 11, 3; Suet. Ner. 34; Gell. 18, 2, 1: “deinde modo acriter, tum clementer, maeste, hilare in omnes partes commutabimus,Auct. Her. 3, 14, 24; 4, 55, 68: hilariter, Aug. Civ. Dei, 5, 26; Vulg. Sap. 6, 17; cf. Neue, Formenl. 2, 660.— Comp.: “si hilarius locuti sunt (opp. in luctu esse),Cic. Tusc. 3, 27, 64; Suet. Calig. 18.
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