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ĭn-ermis , e, and in-ermus , a, um (v. Neue, Formenl. 2, p. 88), adj. 2. in-arma,
I.unarmed, without weapons, defenceless.
I. Form inermis.
2. Transf.: “legati,without an army, Tac. H. 2, 81; cf. id. ib. 1, 11; “3, 5: gingiva,toothless, Juv. 10, 200: “virus,weak, Prud. Cath. 3, 154.—
B. Trop.: “carmen,” i. e. that wounds no one, harmless, Ov. Ib. 2; cf. Prop. 4, 6, 32: “in altera philosophiae parte inermis ac nudus est,unprepared, not well versed, Cic. Fin. 1, 7, 22: “omnia tractanda putabat inermi justitia,Juv. 4, 80.—
II. Form inermus: “cum paucis inermis (al. inermibus),Cic. Fam. 11, 12, 1: magna multitudo sed inermorum, Lepid. ap. Cic. Fam. 10, 34, 1: “ab inermis pedibus,Sall. J. 107, 1 (in other passages of Sall. the read. is dub.; cf. Kritz, J. 113, 6; “Fabri,ib. 94, 2).
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