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sub-nixus (-nīsus ), a, um, Part. [nitor],
I.supported from beneath, under-propped, propped up, supported by, resting or leaning upon any thing, etc. (class., esp. in the trop. sense; cf. suffultus).
I. Lit.: “(duos circulos) caeli verticibus ipsis ex utrāque parte subnixos vides,Cic. Rep. 6, 20, 21: “solioque alte subnixa resedit,Verg. A. 1, 506: parva Philoctetae subnixa Petelia muro, supported, i. e. defended by, id. ib. 3, 402: “subnixae nubibus altis,id. Cir. 195: “cubito subnixa,id. ib. 348: Caesariem tunc forte Venus subnixa corusco Fingebat solio, Claud. Epith. Hon. et Mar. 99; Aus. Cent. Nupt. 48: “subnixas jugis immanibus aedes,Claud. VI. Cons. Hon. 49: “galea coruscis subnixa cristis,Sil. 2, 398: “subnixis alis me inferam,” i. e. with my arms a-kimbo, Plaut. Pers. 2, 5, 6.—
II. Trop.
A. Relying or depending upon any thing.
(β). With ex: Latini subnixo animo ex victoriā inerti, consilium ineunt, Cael. (or Quadrig.) ap. Non. 405, 29; cf. Gell. 17, 2, 4.—
B. Subject to: “servitute,Tert. Patient. 4.
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