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mŭlĭĕbris , e, adj. mulier,
I.of or belonging to a woman, womanly, female, feminine.
B. In a reproachful sense, womanish, effeminate, unmanly: parce muliebri supellectili. Mi. Quae ea est supellex? Ha. Clarus clamor sine modo, Plaut. Poen. 5, 3, 26 sq.: animum geritis muliebrem, Poët. ap. Cic. Off. 1, 18, 61 (Trag. Rel. p. 227 Rib.): “muliebris enervataque sententia,Cic. Tusc. 2, 6, 15.—Gram. t. t., feminine (opp. virilis): “vocabulum,Varr. L. L. 9, § 40 sq. Müll.—
II. Subst.: mŭlĭĕbrĭa , ĭum, n.
A. = pu denda muliebria, Tac. A. 14, 60: “muliebria pati,to let one's self be used as a woman, id. ib. 11, 36.—
B. Womanish things: “muliebria cetera,Plin. 37, 2, 6, § 17 = menstrua: “desierant Sarae fieri muliebria,Vulg. Gen. 18, 11.—Hence, adv.: mŭlĭĕ-brĭter .
1. In the manner of a woman, like a woman: “nec muliebriter Expavit ensem,Hor. C. 1, 37, 22: “ingemiscens,Plin. 35, 11, 40, § 140: “flere,Spart. Hadr. 14, 5: “Hunni equis muliebriter insidentes,in the manner of women, Amm. 31, 2, 6.—
2. Womanishly, effeminately: si se lamentis muliebriter lacrimisque dedet. Cic. Tusc. 2, 21, 48: “ne quid serviliter muliebriterve faciamus,id. ib. 2, 23, 55: “Antinăum suum muliebriter flere,Spart. Hadr. 14, 5.
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