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nĭmĭus , a, um, adj. nimis,
I.beyond measure, excessive, too great, too much.
(β). With abl. of thing, excessive, immoderate, intemperate in any thing: “fiduciā nimius, Sall. Fragm. ap. Arus. Mess.: rebus secundis nimii,too much elated, Tac. H. 4, 23: “nimius mero,Hor. C. 2, 12, 5.—
(γ). With gen.: “impotens et nimius animi est,Liv. 6, 11, 3: “imperii,id. 3, 26: “sermonis,Tac. H. 3, 75: “pugnae,Sil. 5, 232.—
2. Subst.: nĭmĭum , ii, n., too much, superabundance, excess: “mediocritatem illam tenebit, quae est inter nimium et parum,Cic. Off. 1, 25, 89: “juris,Sil. 14, 670: “auri argentique nimium fuit,Plin. 33 prooem. § 5.—
B. In partic., too mighty, too powerful (post-Aug.): “Cn. Pompeium esse nimium jam liberae reipublicae,Vell. 2, 32, 1: “legio legatis nimia ac formidolosa erat,Tac. Agr. 7; Flor. 3, 15, 3.—
II. Transf., great beyond measure, i. e. very great, very much: “homo nimiā pulchritudine,Plaut. Mil. 4, 2, 8: “nimia memoras mira,id. Am. 2, 1, 69; 5, 1, 52; Mart. 5, 64, 3.—
2. Subst.: nĭmĭum , ii, n.: nimium boni est, cui nil est [in diem] mali, it is great good fortune (a transl. of Eurip. Hec. 2: κεῖνος ὀλβιώτατος), Enn. ap. Cic. Fin. 2, 13, 41 (Trag. v. 237 Vahl.).—Hence,
b. In the abl., nĭmĭo , adverb., exceedingly, by far, much, very, Plaut. Truc. 4, 1, 6: “nimio mavolo,id. Poen. 1, 2, 90.—Esp., with comparatives, = multo: “scito, nimio celerius venire quod molestum'st,Plaut. Most. 1, 1, 69 Lorenz ad loc.: “nimio nequior,id. ib. 1, 2, 65: quia te nimio plus diligo, Anton. ap. Cic. Att. 10, 8 A, 1: “ne doleas plus nimio,Hor. C. 1, 33, 1: “nimio minus,Plaut. Bacch. 4, 4, 21: “nimio melius,id. Pers. 1, 3, 31: “nimio plus quam satis tutum esset, etc.,Liv. 1, 2, 3: “nimio plus quam velim,id. 2, 37, 4; 29, 33, 4: “nimio amplior,Gell. 1, 3, 25.—Hence, adv., in two forms.
(β). Non nimium, not very much, not particularly: “illud non nimium probo,Cic. Fam. 12, 30, 7.—
2. Transf., very much, greatly, exceedingly: “homo nimium lepidus,Plaut. Mil. 4, 2, 8: “nimium lepida nimisque nitida femina,id. ib. 4, 2, 12; id. Ps. 1, 2, 71: “loci nimium mirabiles,id. Trin. 4, 2, 86: “nimium vellem,Ter. Eun. 3, 5, 49: “o fortunatos nimium, sua si bona norint, Agricolas!Verg. G. 2, 458: “felix, heu nimium felix!id. A. 4, 657; Stat. S. 3, 3, 25.—In class. prose esp.—
b. Nimium quantum, as much as can be, very much indeed, exceedingly, very: “differt inter honestum et turpe nimium quantum,Cic. Fin. 4, 25, 70: “sales in dicendo nimium quantum valent,id. Or. 26, 87: “ille nimium quantum audacter, Oves, inquit, etc.,Gell. 16, 6, 9 (nimium quam, false reading for quae nimium, Quint. 4, 2, 70. In Plaut. Bacch. 1, 2, 13, the better reading is hem quam, v. Ritschl ad h. l.).—
B. nĭmĭē (post-class.).
1. Too much, excessively: “nimie aliquid facere,Capitol. Gord. 6: “arat (frontem rugis) non nimie sed pulchre dictum,Macr. S. 6, 6.—
2. Transf., very much, very: “in locis nimie frigidis,Pall. 4, 10.
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