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aethĕrĭus (not aethĕrĕus ), a, um, adj., = αιθέριος [aether],
I.pertaining to the ether, ethereal.
II. Transf.
A. Pertaining to heaven, heavenly, celestial: “arces,Ov. M. 15, 858: “umbrae,the shade spread through the heavens, Cat. 66, 55: “pater,Mart. 9, 36: “Olympus,id. 9, 4: “Taurus mons aetherio vertice,” i. e. which touches heaven, Tib. 1, 8, 15: aetherios animo conceperat ignes, i. e. heavenly inspiration (Gr. ἐνθουσιασμός), Ov. F. 1, 473.—
B. Pertaining to the air in gen.: “nubes,Lucr. 4, 182: “aurae,id. 3, 406: “aqua,” i. e. rain, Ov. F. 1, 682.—
C. Pertaining to the upper world: “vesci aurā Aetheriā,Verg. A. 1, 546.—Comp.: “aetherior,Jul. Val. Res Gest. Alex. M. 3, 68 Mai.
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