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ŏpīnĭo , ōnis, f. id.,
I.opinion, supposition, conjecture, imagination, fancy, belief (class.).
I. In gen.: “apud homines barbaros opinio plus valet saepe, quam res ipsa,Cic. Fragm. Scaur. 7: “est ergo aegritudo opinio recens mali praesentis ... laetitia opinio recens boni praesentis ... metus opinio impendentis mali ... lubido opinio venturi boni, etc.,id. Tusc. 4, 7, 14; cf. id. ib. 4, 11, 26: “magna nobis pueris opinio fuit, L. Crassum non plus attigisse doctrinae, quam,id. de Or. 2, 1, 1: “ut opinio mea est,as I suppose, as I believe, id. Fam. 9, 11, 1: ut opinio mea fert, as I believe, id. Font. 13, 39: “mea fert opinio, ut, etc.,Dig. 24, 1, 32: “cujus opinionis etiam Cornelius Celsus est,Celsus also is of this opinion, Col. 2, 12, 6: “Romulus habuit opinionem esse, etc.,held the belief that, Cic. Div. 2, 33, 70: “fuisse in illa populari opinione,to be of an opinion, id. Clu. 51, 142.—More rarely: “alicujus opinionis esse,Col. 2, 12, 6: “in eādem opinione fui ... te venturum esse,Cic. Att. 8, 11, D, 3: “in quā me opinione sine causā esse, ne quis credat,Liv. 44, 38, 4: “fuerunt in hac opinione non pauci, ut, etc.,Quint. 3, 3, 11; cf. id. 4, 1, 28: “cum etiam philosophi Stoicae disciplinae in eādem sint opinione, ut censeant, etc.,Lact. 2, 5, 7; 3, 8, 32: “cui opinioni nos quoque accedimus,Quint. 2, 15, 29: “ipse eorum opinionibus accedo, qui, etc.,Tac. G. 4: “adducere aliquem in eam opinionem, ut,to make one believe, Cic. Caecin. 5, 13: “Pisidae in opinionem adducuntur perfugas fecisse, ut, etc.,Nep. Dat. 6, 6: “praebere opinionem timoris,to convey the impression, occasion the belief that one is afraid, Caes. B. G. 3, 17: “afferre alicui,Cic. Off. 2, 13, 46: incidere in opinionem, to fall into the belief, Dolab. ap. Cic. Fam. 9, 9, 1: “in opinionem discedere,to come to the opinion, Cic. Fam. 6, 14, 2: “opinione duci,to be led by one's belief, id. Mur. 30, 62: contra (praeter) opinionem, contrary to one's expectation: “dicere contra opiniones omnium,id. Rosc. Am. 15, 45: “etsi praeter opinionem res ceciderat,Nep. Milt. 2, 5.—With comp.: opinione citius, quicker than had been supposed, Varr. ap. Non. 356, 27: “istuc curavi, ut opinione illius pulcrior sis,handsomer than he imagines, Plaut. Mil. 4, 6, 23: “opinione melius res tibi habet tua, si, etc.,id. Cas. 2, 5, 30: “opinione celerius,Cic. Fam. 14, 23.—
II. In partic.
A. The repute of a man, the esteem, reputation in which others hold him, the opinion, estimate, expectation formed of him.
a. In gen.: “opinione fortasse nonnullā, quam de meis moribus habebat,Cic. Lael. 9, 30: “integritatis meae,id. Att. 7, 2, 5: “non fallam opinionem tuam,id. Fam. 1, 6, 2: “genus scriptorum tuorum vicit opinionem meam,exceeded my expectation, id. ib. 5, 12, 1: venit in eam opinionem Cassius, ipsum finxisse bellum, Cassius fell under suspicion of having, was believed to have, Cael. ap. Cic. Fam. 8, 10, 2: summam habere justitiae opinionem. Caes. B. G. 6, 24; 7, 59: “quorum de justitiā magna esset opinio multitudinis,Cic. Off. 2, 12, 42: “(Porus) bellum jampridem, auditā Alexandri opinione, in adventum ejus parabat,Just. 12, 8, 2.—
c. Bad repute, reputation for evil: “malignitatis opinionem vereri,Tac. Dial. 15: “invidiae et ingrati animi,Liv. 45, 38, 6.—
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