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agĭlis , e, adj. ago.
I. Pass., that can be easily moved, easily movable (mostly poet.; “not in Cic.): qui restitissent agili classi naves tormenta machinasque portantes?Liv. 30, 10: “haec querulas agili percurrit pollice chordas,Ov. Am. 2, 4, 27: “factus inops agili peragit freta caerula remo,id. H. 15, 65; so, “agilis rota,id. P. 2, 10, 34: “aër agilior et tenuior,Sen. Q. N. 2, 10 al.
II. Act.
A. That moves easily or quickly; nimble, agile, quick, rapid: sic tibi secretis agilis dea saltibus adsit, swift or fleet-footed Diana, Ov. H. 4, 169: “sic super agilis Cyllenius,swift-flying, id. M. 2, 720.—Also of things, quick, sudden: agilem dari facilemque victoriam, Sisenn. ap. Non. 58, 1: “argumentatio agilior et acrior et instantior,Quint. 11, 3, 164 al.
B. With the accessory idea of activity, quick, hasty, or precipitate in action; prompt, active, busy (with direct reference to the action, and hence used of inanimate things; while sedulus, diligent, assiduous, regards more the state of mind; both, however, refer to the simple idea of mobility, Doed. Syn. 1, 122; cf. Front. Differ. 2203 P.): “Nunc agilis fio et mersor civilibus undis,Hor. Ep. 1, 1, 16 (= negotiosus, πρακτικός, Schol.): “oderunt Sedatum celeres, agilem gnavumque remissi,id. ib. 1, 18, 90: “ipse quid audes? Quae circumvolitas agilis thyma,busy, id. ib. 1, 3, 21: “vir navus, agilis, providus,Vell. 2, 105; Ov. F. 2, 516 (opp. ignavus); id. Am. 1, 9, 45: “animus agilis et pronus ad motus,Sen. Tranq. 2.—Comp., Sen. Ep. 74.—Sup., as given by Prisc. p. 606 P., and Charis. p. 89, is agillĭmus; but Charis. p. 162, agilissĭmus; both forms, however, are given without examples; cf. Rudd. I. p. 171, n. 12.—Adv.: ăgĭlĭter , Amm. 14, 2; 28, 2.—Comp., Col. 2, 2.
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