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plăcĭdus , a, um, adj. placeo, qs. pleasing, mild; hence,
I.gentle, quiet, still, calm, mild, peaceful, placid (class.; syn.: quietus, mollis, lenis).
I. In gen.
II. In partic.
A. Of fruits, ripe, mellow: “uva,Sedul. 1, 29.—
B. Of plants, trees, etc., not wild, fruitful: “arbores placidiores,Plin. 16, 5, 6, § 16.—Hence, adv.: plă-cĭdē , softly, gently, quietly, calmly, peacefully, placidly (class.): “forem aperire,Plaut. Bacch. 4, 7, 35: “placide volo,id. Merc. 1, 2, 47: “propere hoc, non placide decet (sc. agi),id. Mil. 2, 2, 65: “ire,gently, lightly, Ter. Phorm. 5, 6, 27: “progredi,Caes. B. G. 6, 7: “placide et sedate ferre dolorem,Cic. Tusc. 2, 24, 58: “placide et sedate loqui,id. Or. 27, 92: “placide et benigne verba facere,Sall. J. 102, 12: “placide et comiter (inquit),Gell. 19, 1, 13.—Comp.: “plebem in magistratu placidius tractare,Sall. C. 39, 2.—Sup.: “placidissime respondit,Aug. Conf. 6, 1.
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