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languor , ōris, m. langueo,
I.faintness, feebleness, weariness, sluggishness, languor, lassitude.
I. Lit.
A. In gen. (class.; cf.: torpor, torpedo, veturnus): ubi saepe ad languorem tua duritia dederis octo validos lictores. Plaut. As. 3, 2, 28: “haec deambulatio me ad languorem dedit,has fatigued me, Ter. Heaut. 4, 6, 3: “(animus) cum languore corporis nec membris uti nec sensibus potest,on account of lassitude of the body, Cic. Div. 2, 62, 128: “languore militum et vigiliis periculum augetur,Caes. B. G. 5, 31.— In plur., Cat. 55, 31.—Transf., of things, of the faintness, paleness of colors, Plin. 37, 9, 46, § 130.—Poet., of the sea, stillness, calmness: “et maria pigro fixa languore impulit,Sen. Agm. 161.—
B. In partic., faintness, weakness, languor proceeding from disease (poet. and in post-Aug. prose): “aquosus,dropsy, Hor. C. 2, 2, 15: “languor faucium,Suet. Ner. 41: “in languorem incidit,id. Tib. 72: “ipsum languorem peperit cibus imperfectus,Juv. 3, 233: “vere languores nostros ipse tulit,Vulg. Isa. 53, 4: “a languoribus sanari,id. Luc. 6, 18.—
II. Trop., faintness, dulness, sluggishness, apathy, inactivity, listlessness (class.): “languori se desidiaeque dedere,Cic. Off. 1, 34, 123: “languorem afferre alicui, opp. acuere,id. ib. 3, 1, 1; id. Phil. 7, 1, 1: “bonorum,id. Att. 14, 6, 2: “in languorem vertere,Tac. H. 2, 42: “amantem languor Arguit,Hor. Epod. 11, 9; cf. Val. Fl. 7, 194.
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