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lātus , a, um, adj. old Lat. stlātus, Paul. ex Fest. p. 313; Sanscr. root star-, strnāmi = sterno; Gr. στορ- in στόρνυμι, στρατός; Lat. sterno, stratus, torus; cf. strāges, struo; not connected with πλατύς, nor with 3. lātus = τλητός,
I.broad, wide.
I. Lit.: “fossa,Cic. Tusc. 5, 20, 59: “mare,Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 46, § 103: “via,id. ib. 2, 4, 53, § “119: agri,id. Rep. 5, 2, 3: “clavus,Quint. 11, 3, 138 (v. clavus): “umeri,Verg. A. 9, 725; cf.: “artus barbarorum,Tac. A. 2, 21: “lati et lacertosi viri,broad-shouldered, Col. 1, 9, 4; Cic. Rep. 6, 20, 21: “rana bove latior,Phaedr. 1, 24, 5: “palus non latior pedibus quinquaginta,Caes. B. G. 7, 19: “latissimum flumen,id. ib. 2, 27: “latissimae solitudines,id. ib. 6, 22: “comesse panem tris pedes latum,Plaut. Bacch. 4, 1, 8: “fossae quindecim pedes latae,Caes. B. G. 7, 72: “areas latas pedum denum facito,Col. 2, 10, 26: “populi,Verg. A. 1, 225: “moenia lata videt,id. ib. 6, 549: “latis otia fundis,id. G. 2, 468: ne latos fines parare studeant. Caes. B. G. 6, 21: “ager,Liv. 23, 46: “orbis,Hor. C. 1, 12, 57: “terrae,Ov. M. 2, 307: “lata Polyphemi acies,wide eye, Juv. 9, 64.—Neutr. absol.: “crescere in latum,to increase in width, widen, Ov. M. 1, 336.—Absol.: “per latum,Vulg. Ezech. 46, 22: “in lato pedum centum,Lampr. Alex. Sev. 26, 7.—
B. Transf., poet., for proud, swelling (cf. Eng. vulg. spreading): “latus ut in circo spatiere,that you may stalk along largely, proudly, Hor. S. 2, 3, 183: “lati incesserunt et cothurnati (histriones),Sen. Ep. 76, 31. —
II. Trop.
A. In gen., broad, wide, wide-spread, extended (mostly post-Aug.): “vox,Quint. 11, 3, 82; cf.: “verba,pronounced broadly, Cic. de Or. 3, 12, 46: “gloria,widespread, Plin. Ep. 4, 12, 7: “lato Murrus caligat in hoste,Sil. 1, 499: “interpretatio,broad, not strict, lenient, Dig. 22, 1, 1: “culpa,great, ib. 50, 16, 213; 11, 6, 1 fin.: “fuga,a kind of banishment, whereby all places are forbidden to the exile but one, ib. 48, 22, 5.—
B. In partic., of style, diffuse, detailed, copious, prolix: “oratio Academicorum liberior et latior (opp. Stoicorum oratio astrictior et contractior),Cic. Brut. 31, 120: “latum atque fusum,Quint. 11, 3, 50: “latiore varioque tractatu,id. 7, 3, 16: “latiore quadam comprehensione,id. 2, 5, 14: “genus orandi latum et sonans,Tac. H. 1, 90: “Aeschines his latior et audentior,Quint. 12, 10, 23.— Hence, adv.: lātē , broadly, widely, extensively; with longe, on all sides, far and wide, everywhere.
2. Trop.: ars late patet, widely. Cic. de Or. 1, 55, 235: “Phrygiae late refer primordia gentis,Ov. H. 17, 57.—Comp.: “latius loquuntur rhetores, dialectici compressius,Cic. Fin. 2, 6, 17: quod pateat latius, of rather extensive application, Cic. Off. 3, 4, 19: “latius perscribere,Caes. B. C. 2, 17: “uti opibus,more lavishly, Hor. S. 2, 2, 113.—Sup.: “fidei bonae nomen latissime manat,Cic. Off. 3, 17, 70: “latissime patere,id. ib. 3, 17, 69.
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