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prosper , and more freq. prospĕrus , a. um, adj. pro-spero, answering to hope; cf. spes,
I.agreeable to one's wishes, favorable, fortunate, prosperous (freq. and class.; cf.: “faustus, propitius): sperem veteres pro spem dixerunt, unde et prospere dicimus, hoc est, pro spe,Non. 171, 25: “auspicium prosperum,Naev. 4, 2; cf. in sup.: “prosperrimum augurium,Plin. 10, 8, 9, § 21: “prospera adversaque fortuna,Cic. N. D. 3, 37, 89: “magnis autem viris prosperae semper omnes res,id. ib. 2, 66, 167: “prosperae res,id. Brut. 3, 12: “non jam id ago, ut prosperos exitus consequar,id. Att. 9, 7, 1: successus, Liv. praef. fin.: “prosperrimo rerum eventu,Vell. 2, 122, 2.—Comp.: “prosperior civium amor,Tac. A. 6, 51: “mox cecinit laudes prosperiore lyrā,Ov. A. A. 3, 50: “prosperius fatum,id. F. 3, 614: “nomina,of good omen, Plin. 28, 2, 5, § 22; so, “verba,Ov. P. 4, 4, 38.—In nom. sing.: prosper dicendi successus, Auct. ap. Prisc. p. 693 P.; Anthol. Lat. 5, 132: “deinde est hominum generi prosperus et salutaris ille fulgor, qui dicitur Jovis,propitious, favorable, Cic. Rep. 6, 17, 17 (cited in Prisc. p. 693 P.): “immoriens magnis non prosperus ausis,Sil. 10, 202: “prosperus in Africam transitus,Val. Max. 3, 7, 1.—With evenio (cf. prospere): “omnia quae prospera tibi evenere,Liv. 28, 42, 15: “si cetera prospera evenissent,id. 21, 21, 9: “quod bellum ... ut id prosperum eveniret,id. 42, 28, 7; 37, 47, 4.—
(β). With gen. (poet.): “noctilucam. Prosperam frugum,beneficial to fruits, Hor. C. 4, 6, 39.—
II. Subst., in plur.: prospĕra , ōrum, n., favorable circumstances, good fortune, prosperity (postAug.): “prospera belli,Luc. 5, 782: “rerum,id. 7, 107: “tam mala Pompeii quam prospera mundus adoret,id. 7, 708: “Germani prosperis feroces,Tac. H. 5, 15; Plin. Pan. 7.—Hence, adv., in two forms.
A. pro-spĕrē , agreeably to one's wishes, favorably, luckily, fortunately, prosperously (class.): “omnia profluenter, prospere,Cic. Tusc. 5, 18, 53: “procedere,id. Fam. 12, 9, 2: “cedere alicui,Nep. Dat. 1, 2: “succedere,id. ib. 6, 1: “cui ut omnia prospere evenirent,Liv. 23, 27, 12: “cadere,Tac. A. 2, 46.— Comp.: “aves quae prosperius evolant,with better augury, Gell. 6, 6, 8: “res eventura prosperius,id. 1, 13, 1; Col. 4, 32, 1.—Sup.: prosperrĭme geruntur omnia. Vell. 2, 97, 1: “dimicare,Suet. Caes. 36.—*
B. prospĕ-rĭter , favorably, fortunately, Enn. ap. Prisc. p. 1010 P.
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