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suāvis , e (sŭāves, trisyl., Sedul. 1, 274), adj. Gr. root ἁδ-, ἁνδάνω, to please; ἡδύς, sweet; Sanscr. svad-, taste; cf. suadeo,
I.sweet, pleasant, agreeable, grateful, delightful (freq. and class.; cf.: dulcis, jucundus).
II. As affecting the mind or feelings (cf.: gratus, jucundus): doctus, fidelis, Suavis homo, facundus, Enn. ap. Gell. 12, 4 (Ann. v. 250 Vahl.); so, “homo,Ter. Phorm. 2, 3, 64: “mea suavis, amabilis, amoena Stephanium,Plaut. Stich. 5, 4, 54: “comes, benigni, faciles, suaves homines esse dicuntur, qui erranti comiter monstrant viam, benigne, non gravate,Cic. Balb. 16, 36; cf.: “suavis, sicut fuit, videri maluit quam gravis,id. Brut. 9, 38: “amor suavissimus,Plaut. Cist. 1, 3, 45: “amicitia,Lucr. 1, 141: “inter nos conjunctio,Cic. Fam. 13, 26, 1: “suavis suaviatio,Plaut. Bacch. 1, 2, 12; id. Ps. 1, 1, 63: “hunc diem suavem Meum natalem agitemus amoenum,id. Pers. 5, 1, 16: “modus,id. Cist. 1, 1, 17.—Suave est with subj.-clause: “ut rei servire suave est!Plaut. Truc. 2, 3, 21: “tibi porro ut non sit suave vivere,Ter. Heaut. 3, 1, 73: “suave, mari magno ... E terrā magnum alterius spectare laborem,Lucr. 2, 1: non quin mihi suavissimum sit ... tuae memoriae dare operam, Cael. ap. Cic. Fam. 8, 1, 1.—Hence, adv.: suāvĭ-ter , sweetly, agreeably, pleasantly, delightfully (class.).
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