previous next
oblīvĭo , ōnis, f. obliviscor.
I. Lit., a being forgotten, forgetfulness, oblivion (class.): “oblivio veteris belli,Cic. Imp. Pomp. 4 init.: “laudem alicujus ab oblivione atque a silentio vindicare,to rescue from oblivion, id. de Or. 2, 2, 7: “meam tuorum erga me meritorum memoriam nulla umquam delebit oblivio,id. Fam. 2, 1, 2: “dare aliquid oblivioni,to consign to oblivion, Liv. 1, 31, 3: “oblivione obruere,Cic. Brut. 15, 60; for which (late Lat.): oblivioni tradere, Aug. Civ. Dei, 18, 31, 2; Hier. in Psa. 68, 1 al.: “omnes ejus injurias voluntariā quādam oblivione contriveram,had consigned to oblivion, Cic. Fam. 1, 9, 20: “in oblivionem negoti venire,to forget, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 35, § 79: “satius erat ista in oblivionem ire,to be forgotten, Sen. Brev. Vit. 13, 7 init.: “in oblivionem diuturnitate adduci,Cic. Verr. 1, 17, 54: “capit me oblivio alicujus rei,I forget something, id. Off. 1, 8, 26: “per oblivionem,through forgetfulness, Suet. Caes. 28: “in oblivione est,is forgotten, Vulg. Luc. 12, 6.—In plur.: “carpere lividas Obliviones,Hor. C. 4, 9, 34; Gell. 9, 5, 6; Quint. Decl. 306.—
II. Transf.
A. Subject., a forgetting, forgetfulness (post-Aug.): “in eo (Claudio) mirati sunt homines et oblivionem et inconsiderantiam,Suet. Claud. 39, Tac. A. 11, 38.—
B. Concr
1. Oblivio litterarum, a poet. designation of Orbilius Pupillus, a grammarian, who lost his memory in his old age, Bibacul. ap. Suet. Gram. 9.—
2. Flumen Oblivionis, an appellation of the river Limia, in Hispania Tarraconensis, acc. to the Gr. τῆς λήθης, Mel. 3, 1, 8; Flor. 2, 17, 12; called flumen Oblivio, Liv Epit. 55.
hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: