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incomprĕhensĭbĭlis , e, adj. 2. incomprehendo,
I.that cannot be seized or held, that cannot be grasped (post-Aug.).
I. Lit.: “parvitas arenae,Col. 10 praef. § “4: alces incomprehensibili fuga pollet,that cannot be overtaken, Sol. 20.— Neutr. as subst.: “constare ex comprehensibili et incomprehensibili,Tert. Ap. 48. —
II. Trop.
A. (The fig. is of a wrestler.) In disputando incomprehensibilis et lubricus, Plin. Ep. 1, 20, 6 Döring.—
B. Of the mind, incomprehensible, inconceivable: “vitiosae consuetudinis immensum et incomprehensibile arbitrium est,” i. e. illimitable, endless, Sen. Cons. ad Helv. 11, 1; cf.“, opus,id. Ep. 94, 14: cum igitur illa incerta (natura) incomprehensibilisque sit, incomprehensible, Cels. praef. med.: “praecepta,Quint. 9, 1, 12.—Adv.: in-comprĕhensĭbĭlĭter , incomprehensibly, Hier. Ep. 87; Ambros. in Luc. 2, 1: natus filius, Hilar. Trin. 3, 17; Lact. 3, 2, 6.
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