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ignōbĭlis , e, adj. in-nobilis (gno-),
I.unknown.
I. Lit., in gen. (mostly anteclass.): ubi ego Sosia nolim esse, tu esto sane Sosia; “nunc, quando ego sum, vapulabis, ni hinc abis, ignobilis,Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 284: “quis hic est qui oculis meis ob viam ignobilis obicitur?id. Ps. 2, 1, 18: “peregrina facies hominis atque ignobilis,id. ib. 4, 2, 9.—
II. Esp.
A. Unknown to fame, not renowned, undistinguished, obscure (class.): “quod inglorius sit atque ignobilis ad supremum diem perventurus,Cic. Tusc. 3, 24, 57: “humilis in plebe et ideo ignobilis puerpera,Plin. 7, 36, 36, § 121: “non ignobilis dicendi magister,Cic. Brut. 91, 315: “ignobilis aevum exigeret,Verg. A. 7, 776: “maritus,unknown, App. M. 5, p. 160: “ignobilissimi artifices,Plin. 35, 4, 10, § 28: civitas ignobilis atque humilis Eburonum, obscure and insignificant, * Caes. B. G. 5, 28, 1: “facies,Plaut. Ps. 4, 2, 9: “vinum ignobilius,Plin. 23, 1, 20, § 34: “M. Fulcinius Romae argentariam non ignobilem fecit,Cic. Caecin. 4, 10.—
B. Of low birth, base-born, ignoble (class.): “ex aliqua familia non ignobili,Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 11, § 28: “virgo,Ter. Phorm. 1, 2, 70: “vulgus,Verg. A. 1, 149: “agmen,Liv. 10, 20: “regnum Tulli,Hor. S. 1, 6, 9: “hic novus Arpinas, ignobilis et modo Romae municipalis eques,Juv. 8, 287.—Adv.: ignōbĭlĭter (late Lat.), meanly: “sepultum,Eutr. 7, 23: “aedes fastigiata,Sol. 56, 16.
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