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in-tempestīvus , a, um, adj.,
I.untimely, unseasonable, inopportune, inconvenient.
I. Lit.: “postes intempestivos excisos credo,Plaut. Most. 3, 2, 141: “imbres,Lucr. 2, 873; 929; 6, 1101: “amicitia numquam intempestiva est,Cic. Lael. 6: “epistula,id. Att. 4, 14: “cupido,Ov. M. 10, 689: “intempestivā turbantes festa Minervā,” i. e. by their unseasonable spinning, id. ib. 4, 33: “immodica et intempestiva libido,Vell. 2, 68, 4: “quid hoc joco intempestivius,Val. Max. 7, 8, 9: “gula,gratified at unseasonable times, Suet. Vit. 13: “intempestivo partu extracto,premature, Amm. 23, 2, 17.—
II. Transf., that acts or does a thing unseasonably: “anseres continuo clamore intempestivi,Plin. 18, 35, 87, § 363.— Adv. in two forms.
2. Form intempestīvīter , unseasonably: “dicere,Gell. 4, 20 in lemm.
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