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vălĭdus , a, um, adj. valeo,
I.strong, stout, able, powerful, robust, vigorous (mostly poet. and in post-Aug. prose; not in Cæs.; very rare in Cic.; cf. valens).
I. Lit.
B. In partic.
1. Well in body, in good health, sound, healthy: “salvus atque validus,Ter. Hec. 3, 5, 7: “jamne isti abierunt, Qui me vi cogunt, ut validus insaniam?of sound body, Plaut. Men. 5, 3, 2: “si, ut spero, te validum videro,Cic. Fam. 16, 4, 3: “validus male filius,” i. e. sickly, Hor. S. 2, 5, 45: “necdum ex morbo satis validus,Liv. 3, 13, 2: “color validus,healthy complexion, Plin. 20, 5, 20, § 42.—
2. Of medicines, strong, powerful, active, efficacious: “medicamen,Ov. M. 15, 533; 7, 262: “sucus,id. ib. 7, 316: “venenum,id. ib. 7, 123; Tac. A. 13, 15 fin.: “validissima faex aceti contra cerastas,Plin. 23, 2, 32, § 67.—
A. vălĭdē , strongly, stoutly, vehemently, mightily, powerfully, exceedingly, very, etc. (not in Cic. or Cæs.): “ut valide tonuit!Plaut. Am. 5, 1, 10: “quam valide tonuit,id. ib. 5, 1, 78: “fluctuat valide mare,id. Rud. 2, 1, 14: “ne tua vox valide valet!id. Pers. 3, 3, 22: “vostra latera loris faciam valide varia uti sint,id. Ps. 1, 2, 12: “amare valide coepi hinc meretricem,id. Merc. prol. 42; 48.—Comp.: “validius clamare,Phaedr. 3, 16, 6: “quo me validius cruciaret,Quint. 6, praef. § 8: “quanto validius bonos inhibet pudor quam metus,id. 9, 2, 76: “utros peccare validius putem,id. 10, 3, 12: “abrogant fidem validius,Plin. 28, 2, 4, § 20: “poëtae sunt molesti validius,Phaedr. 4, epil. 9.— Sup.: validissime alicui favere, Cael. ap. Cic. Fam. 8, 2, 1: “cupere,Plin. Ep. 9, 35, 1; 3, 15, 2.—*
2. As a reply in the affirmative, certainly, by all means, to be sure: Ca. Legirupa. Ba. Valide. Ps. Pernicies adulescentum. Ba. Acerrime, etc., Plaut. Ps. 1, 3, 130; cf. v. 110.—
B. In a contr. form, valdē , an intens. adv., strongly, vehemently, energetically, vigorously, intensely, very, very much, exceedingly (freq. and class.; cf.: graviter, multo, bene, magnopere, etc.).
(γ). With adverbs: insanum valde uterque deamat, Plaut. Fragm. ap. Non. 127, 26: “valde vehementer et libere dicere,Cic. Att. 14, 1, 2: “illud valde graviter tulerunt,id. ib. 1, 17, 8: “rem valde bene gerere,id. Fam. 1, 8, 7: “valde multum,id. Q. Fr. 3, 9, 9.—
b. Comp. (rare; cf. “valide, supra): novit me valdius ipso,Hor. Ep. 1, 9, 6: “valdius oblectat populum,id. A. P. 321.—
2. As a strongly confirmative reply, yes, certainly: Ca. Meam tu amicam vendidisti? Ba. Valde, viginti minis, Plaut. Ps. 1, 3, 110.
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