previous next
rĕgĭo , ōnis, f. rego,
I.a direction, line (rare but class.).
B. E regione, adverbially.
a. In a straight line, directly: “e regione moveri (opp. declinare),Cic. Fat. 9, 18; “so of the rectilinear motion of atoms,id. ib. 20, 46: “ferri, petere,id. Fin. 1, 6, 19: “ut cadat e regione loci, quā dirigit aestus,straight down, perpendicularly, Lucr. 6, 823; cf. id. 6, 833.—
b. In the opposite direction, over against, exactly opposite; constr. with gen., dat., or absol.
(β). With dat.: dicitis, esse e regione nobis e contrariā parte terrae, qui adversis vestigiis stent contra nostra vestigia, quos ἀντίποδας vocatis, Cic. Ac. 2, 39, 123: “e regione castris castra ponere,Caes. B. G. 7, 35.—
(γ). Absol.: “acie e regione instructā,Nep. Milt. 5, 3.— *
c. Trop., on the other hand, on the contrary (late Lat.; “syn.: e contra): Arabes camelorum lacte vivunt, e regione septentrionales, etc.,Hier. adv. Jovin. 2, 7.—
II. Transf.
A. The line which bounds the sight, the visual line, boundary-line, boundary (cf: limes, finis).
2. In gen., a boundary-line, limit, boundary; usually in plur.
3. A quarter, region of the heavens or the earth (mostly poet.): “(Nilus) exoriens penitus mediā ab regione diei,Lucr. 6, 723; so id. 6, 732: “etiam regio (lunae mutatur), quae tum est aquilonaris, tum australis,Cic. N. D. 2, 19, 50: “deinde subter mediam regionem sol obtinet,id. Rep. 6, 17, 17: “atque eadem regio Vesper et Ortus erunt,Ov. Ib. 38; cf. “vespertina,Hor. S. 1, 4, 30; “Vitr 4, 5, 1: caeli in regione serenā,Verg. A. 8, 528: regione occidentis, Liv 33, 17; Just. 18, 3, 10.—
B. A portion (of the earth or heavens) of indefinite extent; a tract, territory, region (cf.: tractus, plaga).
1. Lit.
b. In partic.
(α). A portion of country of indefinite extent; a territory, province, district, region; esp. freq. in plur., lands, territories: “at regione locoque alio terrisque remotis,Lucr. 2, 534: “Trebonium ad eam regionem, quae Aduaticis adjacet, depopulandam mittit,Caes. B. G. 6, 33: “in ejusmodi regione atque provinciā, quae mari cincta esset,Cic. Fl. 12, 27: “quae regio orave terrarum erat latior?id. Sest. 30, 66: “regio Pedana,Hor. Ep. 1, 4, 2: “quorum hominum regio,id. ib. 1, 15, 2: “Sogdiana,Curt. 7, 10, 1: “Cantium, quae regio est maritima omnis,Caes. B. G. 5, 14: “quae regio totius Galliae media habetur,id. ib. 6, 13: Sida, quae extrema regio est provinciae meae, Lentul. ap. Cic. Fam. 12, 15, 5: “ubi major atque illustrior incidit res, clamore per agros regionesque significant,Caes. B. G. 7, 3: “principes regionum atque pagorum inter suos jus dicunt,id. ib. 6, 23: “alias regiones partesque peteret,id. ib. 6, 43 fin.; cf. “so with partes,id. B. C. 1, 25: “deinde in quattuor regiones dividi Macedoniam. Unam fore et primam partem, quod, etc. . . . Secundam fore regionem, quam, etc.,Liv. 45, 29: “quod erant propinquae regiones,Caes. B. C. 3, 34: “ut quam latissimas regiones praesidiis teneret,id. ib. 3, 44. — Sometimes a district with its people: tractus ille celeberrimus, tota denique nostra illa aspera et montuosa et felix et fautrix suorum regio, Cic. Planc. 9, 22.—
(β). A principal division of the city of Rome, and of the territory around Rome, a quarter, ward, district, circle (of these, under Servius Tullius, there were in the city four, and in the Roman territory twenty-six; under Augustus, there were fourteen in the city), Laelius Felix ap. Gell. 15, 27, 4; Plin. 3, 5, 9, § 66; Varr. ap. Non. 43, 10; Suet. Aug. 30; Tac. A. 14, 12; 15, 40; Inscr. Orell. 4 sq. et saep.; cf. “Niebuhr, Gesch. 1, p. 458 sq.: regio quaedam urbis aeternae,Amm. 22, 9, 3; 16, 10, 15.— “Of other cities,Inscr. Orell. 6, 768.—Hence, A REGIONIBVS, a captain of a quarter, Inscr. Murat. 894, 8; 895, 4 and 5.—
(γ). Of the provinces into which Italy was divided by Augustus, a province, division: “descriptionem ab eo (Augusto) factum Italiae totius in regiones undecim,Plin. 3, 5, 6, § 46; 3, 11, 16, § 99; 3, 12, 17, § 106 al.
2. Trop., a province, department, sphere: “dum in regionem astutiarum mearum te induco, ut scias Juxta mecum mea consilia,Plaut. Mil. 2, 2, 78; 3, 3, 13: “idque (consilium) situm mediā regione in pectoris haeret,Lucr. 3, 140: ceterae fere artes se ipsae per se tuentur singulae; “benedicere autem non habet definitam aliquam regionem, cujus terminis saepta teneatur,has no determinate province, Cic. de Or. 2, 2, 5: “eadem est nostrae rationis regio et via,compass and course, Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 70, § 181. —
3. The country, the field (late Lat.): “herba regionis,Vulg. Gen. 2, 5: “ligna,id. Ezech. 17, 24; “id. Joel, 1, 19: bestiae,id. Ezech. 31, 13.
hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: