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sollertĭa (sōlert- ), ae, f. sollers,
I.skill, shrewdness, quickness of mind, ingenuity, dexterity, adroitness, expertness, etc. (class.; “syn.: acumen, subtilitas, scientia): data est quibusdam bestiis machinatio quaedam atque sollertia,Cic. N. D. 2, 48, 123: “nulla ars imitari sollertiam naturae potest,id. ib. 1, 33, 92: “Chaldaei sollertiā ingeniorum antecellunt,id. Div. 1, 41, 91; cf.: “est genus (Gallorum) summae sollertiae,Caes. B. G. 7, 22: “hominum adhibita sollertia,id. B. C. 2, 8 fin.: “ingenii sollertia,shrewdness, Sall. J. 7, 7: “in hac re tanta inest ratio atque sollertia,knowledge and skill, Cic. Rep. 1, 16, 25; so (with ratio) Tac. G. 30: “ut artis pariat sollertia,Claud. Rapt. Pros. 3, 33: “in omni re fugienda est talis sollertia,such subtlety, Cic. Off. 1, 10, 33: “mirari non modo diligentiam sed enim sollertiam ejus,id. Sen. 17, 59: “quae tua formosos cepit sollertia?Tib. 1, 4, 3: “omnia conando docilis sollertia vicit,Manil. 1, 95; Luc. 8, 283: “placuit sollertia tempore etiam adjuta,the ingenious plan, Tac. A. 14, 4.— Plur.: “egregiis ingeniorum sollertiis ex aevo collocatis,Vitr. 7 praef. med.
(β). With gen. obj.: “(honestum) aut in perspicientiā veri sollertiāque versatur, aut, etc. (shortly after: perspicere et explicare rationem),the perception and intelligent development of the true, Cic. Off. 1, 5, 14: “agendi cogitandique sollertia,adroitness, quickness, id. ib. 1, 44, 157: “judicandi,id. Opt. Gen. 4, 11: “belli,Sil. 6, 309.
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