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sŭperbĭo , īre, 4, v. n. superbus,
I.to be haughty or proud, to take pride in a thing (mostly poet. and in post-Aug. prose).
I. Lit.: si habes quod liqueat, neque respondes, superbis, * Cic. Ac. 2, 29, 94 Orell. (dub.; “B. and K. and Halm, superbe): ut nostris tumefacta superbiat Umbria libris,Prop. 4 (5), 1, 63.avi nomine,Ov. M. 11, 218: “patriis actis,id. H. 8, 43: “formā multa superbit avis,id. Med. Fac. 34: “formā,id. A. A. 3, 103: “nimis triumviratu suo,Plin. 9, 35, 59, § 122: “honore,Phaedr. 5, 7, 38: “superbire miles, quod, etc.,Tac. A. 1, 19 fin.Poet. with inf.: “spoliare superbit Oenides,disdains, Stat. Th. 8, 588.—Absol., Vulg. Deut. 17, 12 al.
II. Transf., of things and in a good sense, to be superb, splendid, magnificent: “et quae sub Tyriā concha superbit aquā,Prop. 4 (5), 5, 22.torus radiis auri,Claud. Laud. Stil. 1, 79: “silva Phlegraeis exuviis,id. Rapt. Pros. 3, 337: “hac (gemma) apud Menandrum et Philemonem fabulae superbiunt,Plin. 37, 7, 33, § 106.
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