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līvĭdus , a, um, adj. liveo,
I.of a blue or leaden color, bluish, blue.
B. Esp., produced by beating, bruising, etc., black and blue, livid: “livida armis Bracchia,Hor. C. 1, 8, 10: “ora livida facta,Ov. H. 20, 82; Plin. 24, 11, 55, § 93.—
C. Transf., making livid, i. e. deadly: “livida materno fervent adipata veneno,Juv. 6, 631.—
II. Trop., envious, invidious, spiteful, malicious.
A. Of persons: “invidi et malevoli et lividi,Cic. Tusc. 4, 12, 28 (dub.): “nos nostraque lividus odit,Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 89.—
B. Of inanim. and abstr. things: “lingua,Ov. F. 1, 74: “obliviones (because forgetfulness robs the deserving of the praise which is his due),Hor. C. 4, 9, 33: “sententia,spiteful, malicious, Sen. Contr. 2, 14.—Hence, līvĭdē , adv., of a leaden color, lividly.—Comp., Plin. 37, 7, 25, § 94 dub.
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