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intĭmus , a, um,
I.adj. sup. [in-ter; cf. interior], inmost, innermost, most secret, most profound, most intimate (class.).
II. Trop.
A. Adj.
1. Profound, inward, deepest, inmost: “ex intima philosophia,Cic. Leg. 1, 5: “consilia,Cic. Verr. 1, 6, 17: “cogitationes,id. Sull. 23, 64: “sermo,” i. e. soliloquy, id. Tusc. 2, 21, 49: “animus,id. ib. 4, 9, 21: “artificium,id. Clu. 21, 58: “ars,id. Or. 53, 179: “amicitia,Nep. Alcib. 5, 3: “familiaritas,id. Att. 12, 1.—
2. intĭma , ōrum, n., the inmost parts: “finium,Liv. 34, 47, 8: “scalpuntur intima versu,Pers. 1, 21.— Sing. (rare): “se in intimum conicere,Cic. Cael. 26, 62.— Adv.: intĭmē , in the inmost part, inwardly, internally; most intimately, most cordially, most strongly (class. only in the trop. signif.).
1. Lit.: “uri intime,App. M. 2, p. 118, 5; id. Dogm. Plat. 2, p. 24, 41.—
2. Trop.: “utebatur intime Q. Hortensio,was on terms of close intimacy with, Nep. Att. 5: “intime commendari,Cic. Q. Fr. 1, 2, 2.
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