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frīvŏlus , a, um, adj. etym. dub.; perh. from frico,
I.silly, empty, trifling, frivolous; pitiful, sorry, worthless (mostly post-Aug.; perh. not in Cic.; cf. futtilis).
II. Subst.: frīvŏla , ōrum, n. plur., wretched furniture, paltry things, trifles: “inter frivola mea,Sen. Tranq. 1; Dig. 13, 7, 11, § 5: “jam poscit aquam: jam frivola transfert Ucalegon,Juv. 3, 198; 5, 59; Suet. Calig. 39; Dig. 13, 7, 11, § 5; cf.: frivola σκευάρια εὐτελῆ πάνυ, Gloss. Philox.—Hence, adv.: frī-vŏlē , in a silly manner, triflingly: “aliqui mentiuntur,Hier. in Mich. II. 7, 8.
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