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ignĕus , a, um, adj. id.,
I.of fire, fiery, on fire, burning, burning-hot (cf.: fervidus, calidus).
I. Lit.: “sidera tota esse ignea,Cic. N. D. 2, 15, 40; cf. “sol,Verg. G. 4, 426: “arces (i. e. caelum),Hor. C. 3, 3, 10: “ignea vis caeli,ether, Ov. M. 1, 26: ignea vis, fire, as one of the primary elements, acc. to Heraclitus, Cic. N. D. 3, 14, 35: “Aetne,Ov. M. 15, 341: “Chimaera,Hor. C. 2, 17, 13: “aestas,id. ib. 1, 17, 2: “ardor,of fire, Auct. Her. 4, 33, 44: “celeritas, motus,Cic. N. D. 2, 9, 24.—
B. Transf., of color, fiery, flaming, resplendent: “gemmae igneo colore fulgentes,Plin. 8, 38, 57, § 137: “purpura,Val. Fl. 1, 427: “cingula gemmis,Stat. Th. 12, 527.—
II. Trop., fiery, glowing, burning, fervid, ardent, vehement (poet.): “furor,Ov. M. 9, 541: “vigor,Verg. A. 6, 730: “virtus,Luc. 9, 7: “volat igneus aequore Tarchon,Verg. A. 11, 746; cf.: igneus in pugnas, in Martem et proelia et hostem, burning for the strife, etc., Sil. 6, 209.
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