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con-sĭmĭlis , e,
I.adj., similar in all respects, entirely similar, like (class.; most freq. in Plaut., Ter., and Lucr.; not in Hor.); constr. with gen., dat., atque, quasi, or absol.
(α). With gen.: “liber captivus avis ferae consimilis est,Plaut. Capt. 1, 2, 7; Afran. ap. Charis. p. 193 P. (Com. Rel. v. 397 Rib.); Lucr. 5, 811; 5, 711; Cic. de Or. 1, 33, 149.—
(γ). With atque or et: “tam consimili'st atque ego,Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 287; so id. Bacch. 3, 3, 50; Fronto, Or. 1; and with et, Lucr. 3, 8; and que, id. 4, 231.—*
(δ). With quasi: “quia consimile est quom stertas quasi sorbeas,Plaut. Mil. 3, 2, 8.—(ε) Absol. (so most freq.): “imago,Plaut. Men. 5, 9, 4: “ludus,Ter. Eun. 3, 5, 38: “consilia,id. Heaut. 1, 2, 35: via, Afran. ap. Non. p. 316, 9 (Com. Rel. v. 135 Rib.): “pars,Lucr. 2, 1018: “res,id. 4, 89: “color,id. 2, 736: “natura,id. 1, 916: “ratio,id. 1, 842; 1, 884; 1, 1097 et saep.: “ratione mentis,id. 2, 676: “carmen,Ov. P. 3, 7, 3: studio, * Tac. A. 3, 13: pariter cadentia et consimilia irascentem, etc., * Quint. 9, 3, 102.—(ζ) In a doubtful constr.: “fecerunt, ut consimilis fugae profectio videretur,Caes. B. G. 2, 11: “quojus mos maxumest consimilis vostrum, hi, etc.,Ter. Heaut. 2, 4, 13.—As subst.: con-sĭmĭlĭa , ium, n.; only in the phrase et consimilia, after enumerations, and the like, and similar things: “saga, tunicae, paenulae et consimilia,Dig. 34, 2, 23, § 2; Quint. 9, 3, 102.—Adv.: consĭmĭlĭter , very similarly, in like manner (post-class.): “consimiliter Cicero verbo isto utitur,Gell. 6, 16, 12; 11, 5, 8.—Comp. and sup. not in use either in adj. or adv.
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