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prāvus , a, um, adj. cf. Sanscr. prahva, crooked,
I.crooked, not straight, distorted, misshapen, deformed (opp. rectus; class.).
II. Trop., perverse, irregular, improper, wrong, vicious, bad (syn.: improbus, malus, nequam).
(β). With gen. (poet.): “pravus fidei,faithless, Sil. 3, 253: “pravus togae,id. 8, 260: “audendi pravus,id. 12, 464.—
B. Of things: “nihil pravum, perversum,Cic. Rosc. Com. 10, 30: “affectio,id. Tusc. 4, 13, 29: “dociles imitandis Turpibus et pravis omnes sumus,Juv. 14, 40: “a rectis in vitia, a vitiis in prava, a pravis in praecipitia pervenitur,Vell. 2, 10, 1: “ad honesta, seu prava juxta levis,Tac. A. 11, 33: “aemulatio,id. H. 4, 48: “spes,id. A. 3, 56.—Comp.: quo pravius nihil esse possit, Cic. Tusc. 3, 33, 80.—Sup.: “pravissima consuetudinis regula,Cic. Brut. 74, 258.—Absol.: in pravum, in perversity: “frangas citius, quam corrigas, quae in pravum induruerunt,Quint. 1, 3, 12.—Hence, adv.: prāvē , crookedly; trop., improperly, wrongly, amiss, ill, badly (opp. recte; “class.): hoc mihi videtur factum prave,Ter. Hec. 4, 4, 24: “prave (facta), opp. recte facta,Cic. Ac. 1, 10, 37: “ille porro male, prave, nequiter, turpiter cenabat,id. Fin. 2, 8, 25: “prave sectus unguis,Hor. Ep. 1, 1, 104: “sive ego prave, Seu recte hoc volui,id. S. 2, 3, 87: “prave facti versus,id. Ep. 2, 1, 266: “pudens prave,id. A. P. 88: “prave aliquid intellegere,Plin. 17, 9, 8, § 57: “prave detorta verba,Tac. A. 6, 5: “facundus,id. ib. 1, 53: “prave et perperam appellare,Gell. 4, 9, 4.—Sup.: pravissume, Sall. Or. Lepidi adv. Sull.
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