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mīrus , a, um, adj. Sanscr. smi; v. miror,
I.wonderful, marvellous, astonishing, extraordinary (class.): “mirum et magnum facinus,Plaut. Ps. 1, 5, 97: “mirum me desiderium tenet urbis,Cic. Fam. 2, 11, 11: “miris modis odisse aliquem,wonderfully, exceedingly, Ter. Hec. 1, 2, 104; so, “miris modis, adverbially,wonderfully, strangely, Plaut. Cas. 3, 5, 5; id. Men. 5, 7, 50; id. Rud. 3, 1, 1; id. Merc. 2, 1, 1: “mirum in modum conversae sunt hominum mentes,astonishingly, surprisingly, Caes. B. G. 1, 41: “sibi mirum videri, quid in suā Galliā populo Romano negotii esset,id. ib. 1, 34.—With a foll. si: “minime mirum, si ista res, etc.,Cic. de Or. 2, 13, 55: “quid mirum in senibus, si infirmi sunt aliquando?id. Sen. 11, 35: mirum quam or quantum, it is wonderful how, how very, how much, i. e. extraordinarily, exceedingly: “mirum quam inimicus ibat, ut ego objurgarem,Cic. Att. 15, 40: “id, mirum quantum profuit ad concordiam civitatis,Liv. 2, 1; so, “mirum ut: mirum dictu, ut sit omnis Sarmatarum virtus velut extra ipsos,Tac. H. 1, 79: mirum ni or nisi, it would be wonderful, I should wonder, I am very much mistaken, if not, i. e. most probably, undoubtedly, Plaut. Capt. 4, 2, 43: “mira sunt, nisi invitavit sese in cena plusculum,id. Am. 1, 1, 127: “mira sunt ni Pseudulust,id. Ps. 4, 7, 118; id. Trin. 4, 2, 19 Brix ad loc.: “socer, et medicus me insanire aiebant: quid sit, mira sunt,I wonder what it means, it is incomprehensible to me, id. Men. 5, 7, 56: mirum ni or quin, undoubtedly, certainly: quid ploras pater? Mirum ni cantem: condemnatus sum, I wonder I don't sing, of course I ought to sing, Naev. ap. Cic. de Or. 2, 69, 278: “mirum, quin ab avo ejus, aut proavo acciperem,Plaut. Trin. 4, 2, 125: “mirum quin te advorsus dicat,id. Am. 2, 2, 118: “quid mirum?what wonder? Ov. A. A. 3, 110.—Comp., only ante-class.: mirior inquam tibi videor, Titin. ap. Paul. ex Fest. p. 123 Müll.: quid hoc mirius? Varr. ap. Non. 135, 29.—Subst.: mīra , ōrum, n., wonders, marvels: “nimia mira memoras,Plaut. Am. 5, 1, 57: “septem mira,the seven wonders of the world, Lact. 3, 24, 1.—Hence, adv.: mīrē , wonderfully, marvellously, strangely, uncommonly, exceedingly (class.): “puero municipia mire favent,Cic. Att. 16, 11, 6: “factus canis,Plin. 35, 10, 36, § 102: “laudare,id. 29, 3, 12, § 54: “gratus,id. 29, 1, 6, § 13: “afficere,Juv. 14, 24.—With a noun: “mire opifex,Pers. 6, 3: “mire quam illius loci cogitatio delectat,extraordinarily, exceedingly, Cic. Att. 1, 11, 3 (al. mire quantum).
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