previous next
ef-fētus (not effoetus), a, um, adj.,
I.that has brought forth young, that has laid eggs (mostly poet. and in post-Aug. prose).
I. Lit. (mostly in Col.): “cum effetae loca genitalia tumebunt,Col. 7, 7, 4; 7, 12, 11; 9, 1, 7.—Poet.: “simul effetas linquunt examina ceras,Luc. 9, 285.—
II. Meton. (causa pro effectu).
A. Exhausted, worn out by bearing: “aliquae (gallinae) in tantum, ut effetae moriantur,Plin. 10, 53, 74, § 146; cf. Sall. C. 53, 5.—
B. Transf., in gen., exhausted, worn out: tellus, * Lucr. 2, 1150; cf.: “effetum et defatigatum solum, Col. praef. § 1: natura (with lassa),Plin. Ep. 6, 21, 1: “tauri senio effeti,Col. 6, 24, 1: corpus, * Cic. de Sen. 9, 29; cf. “vires (corporis),Verg. A. 5, 396: “spes,” i. e. vain, delusive, Val. Fl. 4, 380.—Poet.: “verique effeta senectus,incapacitated for truth, Verg. A. 7, 440 (cf.: “Vana veri,id. ib. 10, 630).— Comp.: “oratio effetior,App. Flor. p. 366.— Sup. and adv. do not occur.
hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: