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rĭgĭdus , a, um, adj. rigeo,
I.stiff, hard, inflexible, rigid (mostly poet. and in postAug. prose; cf. durus).
II. Trop., stiff, hard, inflexible, rigid; hardy, stern, rough (syn.: “tristis, severus): vox,hard, harsh, Quint. 11, 3, 32: “Sabini,rough, rude, unpolished, Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 25; Ov. M. 14, 797: “Getae,Hor. C. 3, 24, 11; Ov. Tr. 5, 1, 46: “fossor,hardy, Mart. 7, 71, 4; cf. “manus,Ov. M. 14, 647: “virtutis verae custos rigidusque satelles,stern, inflexible, Hor. Ep. 1, 1, 17; so, “censor,Ov. A. A. 2, 664: “parens,id. M. 2, 813: “senes,id. F. 4, 310: “mens,id. H. 3, 96: “vultus,id. ib. 4, 73: “rigidi et tristes satellites,Tac. A. 16, 22: “(Cato) rigidae innocentiae,Liv. 39, 40, 10; cf. “of the younger Cato: rigidi servator honesti,Luc. 2, 389; so, “mores,Ov. R. Am. 762: “rigida duraque sententia Macri,Plin. Ep. 4, 9, 19; Sen. Ep. 11, 10; 21, 3; 81, 4: “Mars,rough, fierce, Ov. M. 8, 20: “leo,Mart. 10, 65, 13.— Comp.: “quis non intellegit Canachi signa rigidiora esse quam ut imitentur veritatem?too stiff, hard, harsh, Cic. Brut. 18, 70: “similis in statuariis differentia ... jam minus rigida Calamis fecit,Quint. 12, 10, 7.— Sup.: “Abdera fatua et stoliditatis rigidissimae,Arn. 5, 164.—Hence, adv.: rĭgĭdē .
a. Inflexibly; in a straight line, Vitr. 2, 3, 2; Sen. Ben. 2, 17, 4.—
b. Rigorously, severely, Ov. Tr. 2, 251.— Comp.: “disciplinam militarem rigidius adstringere,Val. Max. 9, 7 fin.
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