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jējūnus , a, um, adj. kindr. to Sanscr. yam, refrenare, cohibere; intens. yanyam, Bopp. Gloss. p. 276, a,
I.fasting, hungry, abstinent, not partaking of food.
I. Lit.: “in scenam qui jejunus venerit,Plaut. Ps. prol. 12: “sic expletur jejuna cupido,hunger, Lucr. 4, 876; so, “jejuna aviditas,Plin. 10, 3, 3, § 8: “misera ac jejuna plebecula,Cic. Att. 1, 16, 11: “cum quidem biduum ita jejunus fuissem, ut, etc.,id. Fam. 7, 26, 1: “canis,Hor. Epod. 5, 23: “jejuna fessaque corpora,Liv. 21, 55.—Of inanimate things: “lupus jejunis dentibus acer,Hor. Ep. 2, 2, 29: “Cerberus jejuno sono,with hungry howlings, Prop. 4 (5), 5, 4.tam jejuna fames?so extreme, Juv. 5, 10: “pullus ad quem volat mater jejuna,id. 10, 232: “odium,” i. e. on an empty stomach, id. 15, 51: “saliva,fasting spittle, Plin. 28, 4, 7, § 35.—
2. Thirsty: “vilem jejunae saepe negavit aquam,Prop. 3, 13 (4, 14), 18.—
B. Transf.
1. Dry, barren, unproductive: “corpora suco jejuna,Lucr. 2, 845: “ager,Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 37, § 84: “glarea,Verg. G. 2, 212: “pars jejunior humi,Col. 2, 4, 7.—
2. Scanty, insignificant in quantity: “summaque jejunā sanie infuscatur arena,Verg. G. 3, 493.—
II. Trop.
B. Insignificant, trifling, contemptible, mean, low: “solivaga cognitio et jejuna,Cic. Off. 1, 44, 157: “frigida et jejuna calumnia,id. Caecin. 21, 61: “jejunum hoc nescio quid et contemnendum,id. Fam. 15, 17: “aliquid humile et jejunum,id. ib. 3, 10, 7.—
D. Destitute of, without, deprived of: “divitiarum avidi ac jejuni,Just. 38, 6, 8: “pecunia,Val. Max. 4, 4, 9.—Adv.: jējūnē , meagrely, dryly, jejunely, without ornament or spirit: “jejune et exiliter disputare,Cic. de Or. 1, 11, 50; Plin. Ep. 1, 20, 20; Gell. 19, 3: “agere,Cic. Ac. 2, 35, 112.—Comp.: “dicere jejunius,Cic. Fin. 3, 5, 17; id. Att. 12, 21, 1.
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