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pŭsillus , a, um,
I.adj. dim. [pusus], very little, very small, petty, insignificant (class.).
I. Lit.: “pueri,Cato, R. R. 157, 10: “testis,Cic. de Or. 2, 60, 145; cf. Hor. S. 1, 5, 69: “terra homines nunc educat pusillos,Juv. 15, 70: “mus,Plaut. Truc. 4, 4, 15: “villula valde pusilla,Cic. Att. 12, 27, 1: “folia (herbae),Plin. 25, 13, 103, § 162: epistula, Cic. Att. 6, 1, 23: “pusilli et contempti libelli,Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 75, § 185: “cui satis una Farris libra foret, gracili sic tamque pusillo,Hor. S. 1, 5, 69: “vox,small, thin, weak, Quint. 11, 3, 32: “habuimus in Cumano quasi pusillam Romam,Cic. Att. 5, 2, 2.—Comp.: “maritus quovis puero pusillior,App. M. 5, p. 163, 5: “pusillo animo,Vulg. Col. 3, 21.— Absol.: pŭsillum , i, n., a very little, a trifle: nactus pusillum laxamenti, Treb. ap. Cic. Fam. 12, 16, 3: “aphaca pusillo altior lenticula est,a trifle taller, Plin. 27, 5, 21, § 38: “pusillum a vero discedere,a little, Quint. 8, 6, 28; cf. Cato, R. R. 90: “post pusillum,after a little, Vulg. Judith, 13, 11; id. Luc. 22, 58.—
II. Trop., little, small, petty, paltry: “animus,a petty spirit, Cic. Fam. 2, 17, 7; Sen. Ira, 3, 43, 4: “Siculus ille capitalis, creber, acutus, brevis, paene pusillus Thucydides,id. Q. Fr. 2, 11 (13), 4; Mart. 3, 62, 8: “pusilli animi,little courage, diffidence, Hor. S. 1, 4, 17: “ingenium,Mart. 9, 51, 1: “causa,trifling, Ov. R. Am. 730: “res (opp. grandes),Quint. 11, 3, 151: “quod dixi tamen, hoc leve et pusillum est,Mart. 4, 43, 9: “causidicus,Juv. 10, 121.
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