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ap-prīmus (better adp- ), a, um, adj. (ad
I.intens.), the very first; only once in Liv. Andron.: “Ibidemque vir summus adprimus Patroclus,Gell. 6, 7, 11.—Hence, ap-prīmē (adp- ), adv., first of all, before all, especially, exceedingly, very (most freq. in ante- and post-class. per.; in the class. per. only in Nep. Att. 13, 4; for in Cic. Fin. 3, 9, 32, the reading should be a primo; v. Madv. ad h. l.; syn.: in primis, praecipue, ante omnia); with adjj. and verbs.
A. With adjj.: “adprime nobilis,Plaut. Cist. 1, 2, 6; so Ter. Eun. 5, 4, 30: “adprime probus,Plaut. Rud. 3, 4, 30: “adprime probo (genere),id. Trin. 2, 2, 92: “utile,Ter. And. 1, 1, 34: “obsequens,id. Hec. 2, 2, 5 (vehementissime, Don.): “adprime doctus,Varr. R. R. 3, 2, 17: adprime boni, * Nep. Att. 13, 3.—Once with the sup.: adprime summo genere gnatus, Quadrig. ap. Gell. 7, 11, 7.—
B. With verbs (post-class.): adprime potuit obtingere Socrati, App. de Deo Socr. fin.; so id. Flor. 3 (in Verg. G. 2, 134, the reading of Servius and Arus. Mess. p. 214 Lind. is: flos apprima tenax; apprima being here used as adv., like acerba, acuta al.; for which, however, the best MSS. and editt. have ad prima; v. Wagn. and Rib. ad h. l.).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Plautus, Cistellaria, 1.2
    • Plautus, Rudens, 3.4
    • Plautus, Trinummus, 2.2
    • Vergil, Georgics, 2.134
    • Cornelius Nepos, Atticus, 13.3
    • Cornelius Nepos, Atticus, 13.4
    • Cicero, de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum, 3.9
    • Gellius, Noctes Atticae, 6.7.11
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