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nĭvĕus , a, um, adj. id.,
I.of or from snow, snowy, snow- (poet.)
I. Lit.: “aggeribus niveis informis,Verg. G. 3, 354: aqua, cooled with snow, Mart. 12, 17, 6; cf. id. 14, 104 and 117: “mons,covered with snow, Cat. 64, 240.—
II. Transf., snow-white, snowy (mostly poet.): “a similitudine sic: Corpore niveum candorem, aspectu igneum ardorem assequebatur,Auct. Her. 4, 33, 44: “lacerti,Verg. A. 8, 387: “lac,id. E. 2, 20: “hanc si capite niveae agnae exorari judicas,Sen. Q. N. 2, 36: “Briseis niveo colore,Hor. C. 2, 4, 3: “vestis,Ov. M. 10, 432: “candidior nivei folio, Galatea, ligustri,id. ib. 13, 789: “dens,id. H. 18, 18: “quā notam duxit niveus videri,Hor. C. 4, 2, 59: “panis,Juv. 5, 70: “flumen,clear, pellucid, Sen. Hippol. 504: “undae,Mart. 7, 32, 11: “tribuni,clothed in white togas, Calp. Ecl. 7, 29; so, “Quirites,Juv. 10, 45.
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