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fīnĭtĭmus or fīnĭtŭmus , a, um, adj. finis; cf. maritimus,
I.bordering upon, adjoining, neighboring (class.; syn.: vicinus, confinis, conterminus, contiguus, continens).
I. Lit.
A. Adj.
(α). With dat.: “sumus enim finitimi Atinatibus,Cic. Planc. 9, 22: “Galli Belgis,Caes. B. G. 2, 2, 3: “homines bellicosi locis patentibus,id. ib. 1, 10, 2: regnum Ariobarzanis vestris vectigalibus, Cic. de Imp. Pomp. 2, 5: “aër mari,id. N. D. 2, 39, 101: “latus Boreae,” i. e. bordering upon the north, northern, Hor. C. 3, 24, 38.—
B. Subst.: fīnĭtĭmi , ōrum, m., neighbors: “bella cum finitimis felicissime multa gessit,Cic. Rep. 2, 9; cf.: “finitimi ac vicini,id. Sull. 20, 58; id. de Imp. Pomp. 4, 9; Caes. B. G. 1, 2, 4; 1, 5, 4; 2, 16, 2 et saep. —
II. Trop., bordering upon, adjoining, nearly related, like.
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