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ingĕnĭōsus (ingĕnŭ- ), a, um, adj. ingenium,
I.intellectual, superior in intellect, endowed with a good capacity, gifted with genius, of good natural talents or abilities, clever, ingenious.
II. Transf., of inanimate things.
A. Ingenious, clever: “argumentum,Plin. 35, 10, 36, § 69.—
B. Adapted to, apt, fit for any thing: “vox mutandis ingeniosa sonis,Ov. Am. 2, 6, 18: “terra ingeniosa colenti,id. H. 6, 117: “ad segetes ager,id. F. 4, 684.—Sup.: “ingenuosissimus,Inscr. Murat. 1742, 15.— Adv.: ingĕnĭōsē , acutely, wittily, ingeniously: “tractantur ista ingeniose,Cic. Ac. 2, 27, 87: “electas res collocare,id. Inv. 1, 6, 81: “dicere,Quint. 1, 6, 36.— Comp., Plin. 15, 13, 12, § 42.— Sup.: “homo ingeniosissime nequam,Vell. 2, 48, 3.
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