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uxōrĭus , a, um, adj. id.,
I.of or belonging to a wife or married woman.
I. In gen.
A. Adj.: “in arbitrio rei uxoriae,Cic. Off. 3, 15, 61; id. Top. 17, 66: “abhorrens ab re uxoriā,” i. e. averse to marriage, Ter. And. 5, 1, 10: “dos,Ov. A. A. 2, 155: “quam formam modicam et modestam Favorinus non inscite appellabat uxoriam,appropriate for a wife, Gell. 5, 11, 13.—Poet.: “imber,” i. e. tears for the death of a wife, Stat. S. 5, 1, 31: “jus,Dig. 32, 29 pr.: “levamentum,Tac. A. 3, 34: “nomen,Suet. Calig. 25.—
B. Subst.: uxōrĭum , ii, n., a tax laid on old-bachelors, the old-bachelor tax, Fest. p. 379 Müll.—
II. In partic., excessively fond of one's wife, uxorious: “pulcramque uxorius urbem Exstruis,Verg. A. 4, 266: “amnis (Tiberis), as the husband of Ilia,Hor. C. 1, 2, 19: Vulcanus, Claud. Nupt. Hon. et Mar. 59: juvenis, Auct. Paneg. ad Maxim. et Constantin. 4.
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