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ardor , ōris, m. ardeo,
I.a flame, fire, heat, burning heat, lit. and trop.
II. Trop.
A. Of the flashing fire of the eyes, brightness, brilliancy: “fervescit et ex oculis micat acribus ardor,and fire gleams forth from the keen eyes, Lucr. 3, 289: “ille imperatorius ardor oculorum,Cic. Balb. 21, and id. N. D. 2, 42, 107.—Of the external appearance in gen.: “in te ardor voltuum atque motuum,Cic. Div. 1, 37, 80: “oris,animation, Vell. 2, 35.—
B. Of the passions or feelings, heat, ardor, glow, impatience, eagerness, ardent desire: “Sive voluptas est sive est contrarius ardor, i. e. dolor,some tormenting pain, Lucr. 3, 251: “cupiditatum ardore restincto,Cic. Fin. 1, 13, 43: “ardor mentis ad gloriam,id. Cael. 31: “quem ardorem studii censetis fuisse in Archimede, qui etc.,id. Fin. 5, 19, 50: “ardor animi non semper adest, isque cum consedit,id. Brut. 24, 93: “vultus ardore animi micans,Liv. 6, 13: “ardorem compescere,Tac. Agr. 8; Liv. 8, 16. —Transf. from the combatants to the weapons: “tantus fuit ardor armorum,Liv. 22, 5: “Ardorem cupiens dissimulare meum,glowing love, Tib. 4, 12, 6; so Ov. M. 7, 76.— With obj. gen.: “at te ejusdem virginis ardor Perdiderat,Ov. M. 9, 101; 9, 140; Hor. Epod. 11, 27 al.—And meton., the object of ardent affection, love, flame: “tu primus et ultimus illi Ardor eris,Ov. M. 14, 683.
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