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ŏpīmus , a, um, adj. ob, and obsolete pimo, to swell, make fat; akin to Gr. πίων, πιμελή; cf. pinguis,
I.fat, rich, plump, corpulent; of a country, etc., rich, fertile, fruitful.
II. Trop.
A. Enriched, rich: “opimus praedā,Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 50, § 132: “accusatio,enriching, gainful, id. Fl. 33, 81: “alterius macrescit rebus opimis,” i. e. prosperity, Hor. Ep. 1, 2, 57: “cadavera,from which their spoilers enrich themselves, Val. Fl. 3, 143: “opus opimum casibus,rich in events, Tac. H. 1, 2.—
B. In gen., rich, abundant, copious, sumptuous, noble, splendid: dote altili atque opimā, Plaut. Fragm. ap. Non. 72, 18: “divitiae,id. Capt. 2, 2, 31: “opima praeclaraque praeda,Cic. Rosc. Am. 3, 8: “dapes,Verg. A. 3, 224: “quaestus,Plin. 10, 51, 72, § 142: “palma negata macrum, donata reducit opimum,Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 181: “animam exhalare opimam,victorious, Juv. 10, 281. —So esp.: “opima spolia,the arms taken on the field of battle by the victorious from the vanquished general, the spoils of honor, Liv. 1, 10; 4, 20; cf.: “aspice, ut insignis spoliis Marcellus opimis Ingreditur,Verg. A. 6, 856.—Also, in gen., the arms taken from an enemy's general in single combat, Liv. 23, 46; Verg. A. 10, 449; cf. Fest. p. 186 Müll.: “opimum belli decus,honorable, high, noble, Curt. 7, 4, 40: “triumphus,Hor. C. 4, 4, 51: “gloria,Val. Max. 4, 4, 10 fin.—As subst.: ŏpīma , ōrum, n., honorable spoils, Plin. Pan. 17.—
C. In rhet., gross, overloaded: “opimum quoddam et tamquam adipale dictionis genus,Cic. Or. 8, 25: “Pindarus nimis opimā pinguique facundiā esse existimabatur,Gell. 17, 10, 8.— Hence, adv.: ŏpīmē , richly, sumptuously, splendidly (ante-class.): “instructa domus opime atque opipare,Plaut. Bacch. 3, 1, 6; Varr. L. L. 5, § 92 Müll.
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