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con-sors , sortis,
I.adj. m. and f.
I. Sharing property with one (as brother, sister, relative), living in community of goods, partaking of in common: “consortes, ad quos eadem sors,Varr. L. L. 6, § 65 Müll.; cf. Paul. ex Fest. p. 296, 7 ib.: “consortes tres fratres,Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 23, § 57: “frater,Plin. Ep. 8, 18, 4: “consortem socium fallere,Hor. C. 3, 24, 60.—Hence, subst.: consors , sortis, m. and f., a sharer, partner: “consors censoris,Liv. 41, 27, 2; Vell. 1, 10, 6: “de consortibus ejusdem litis,Cod. Just. 3, 40: “quae (arx) data est heredibus,Verg. Cir. 14. —Hence,
B. Poet., of or belonging to a brother or sister, regarded as common heirs, etc.: “pectora = sorores,Ov. M. 13, 663: “sanguis,id. ib. 8, 444.—Hence, subst.: con-sors , sortis, m. and f., a brother, a sister: “Romulus nondum fundaverat Moenia, consorti non habitanda Remo,Tib. 2, 5, 24; Ov. M. 11, 347; 6, 94: “consortem Phoebi colere deam (Dianam),id. P. 3, 2, 48; id. H. 13, 61 al.
II. Transf., dividing something with one, having an equal share, partaking of, sharing; subst., a colleague, partner, comrade (class.; esp. freq. after the Aug. per.).
A. Of personal subjects.
(γ). Absol., of colleagues in power, Suet. Tit. 9: “omnisque potestas impatiens consortis erit,Luc. 1, 93: “Romuli,Suet. Tib. 1.—Poet. of that which is shared: “(corpus et animus) consorti praedita vitā,Lucr. 3, 332.—
B. Of things as subjects, of the same condition, common (poet. and rare): “tecta,Verg. G. 4, 153: “casus,Prop. 1, 21, 1.
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