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vălētūdo (vălītūdo ), ĭnis, f. valeo,
I.habit, state, or condition of body, state of health, health, whether good or bad.
I. Lit.
A. In gen.: “optimā valetudine uti,Caes. B. C. 3, 49: “valetudine minus commodā uti,id. ib. 3, 62: “integra,Cic. Fin. 2, 20, 47: “bona,Lucr. 3, 102; Cic. Lael. 6, 20; Quint. 10, 3, 26; Cato, R. R. 141, 3: “melior,Plin. 23, 7, 63, § 120: “commodior,Quint. 6, 3, 77: “incommoda,Cic. Att. 5, 8, 1: “infirma atque etiam aegra,id. Brut. 48, 180: “quam tenui aut nullā potius valetudine,id. Sen. 11, 35: “adversa,Just. 41, 6: “dura,Hor. S. 2, 2, 88: “confirmata,Cic. Att. 10, 17, 2; id. Q. Fr. 1, 1, 16, § 46; id. de Or. 1, 62, 265: “ut valetudini tuae diligentissime servias,id. Q. Fr. 1, 1, 16, § 46: “multum interest inter vires et bonam valetudinem,Sen. Q. N. 1, praef. 6.—Plur.: sic caecitas ferri facile possit, si non desint subsidia valetudinum, of different states of health, i. e. whatever they may be, Cic. Tusc. 5, 39, 113.—
B. In partic.
II. Trop. (rare but class.), of the mind, health, soundness, sanity: “ii sunt constituti quasi malā valetudine animi, sanabiles tamen,Cic. Tusc. 4, 37, 80: “roga bonam mentem, bonam valetudinem animi, deinde tunc corporis,Sen. Ep. 10, 4; cf.: “valetudo ei neque corporis neque animi constitit,unsound state of mind, mental infirmity, Suet. Calig. 50.—Rarely without animi: “qui valetudinis vitio furerent et melancholici dicerentur,Cic. Div. 1, 38, 81.—
III. Personified: Valetudo, Health, as a divinity, Mart. Cap. 1, § 55.
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