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impŏs (inp- ), ŏtis, adj. 2. in-potis; cf. the opp., compos,
I.not master of, not possessed of, without power over (ante- and postclass.): “homo, animi impos,Plaut. Trin. 1, 2, 94: “sui est impos animi,id. Cas. 3, 5, 7; id. Bacch. 4, 3, 3: “mentis,Suet. Aug. 19 fin.; “Lact. de Ira Dei, 21, 3: sui,Sen. Ep. 83, 3; Sen. Agm. 178; and absol., App. Dogm. Plat. 2, p. 22; cf.: impos est, qui animi sui potens non est, qui animum suum in potestate non habet, Paul. ex Fest. p. 109 Müll.: “impos sui amore caeco,Sen. Agm. 117: veritatis, not partaking of, without, App. de Deo Socr. init. p. 43: “damni,unable to bear, Aus. Idyll. 10, 274.
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