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imprō^prĭus (inpr- ), a, um, adj. 2. in-proprius,
I.not befitting a thing, unsuitable, improper (post-Aug.): “nec improprium nec inusitatum nomen,Quint. 8, 4, 16; cf. “cognomen,Plin. 37, 8, 37, § 116: “verba,Quint. 8, 3, 57: “tropus maxime improprius,id. 8, 6, 37.—Neutr. as subst.: impropri-um , i, something improper, impropriety, faultiness: ei (proprietati) contrarium est vitium; id apud nos improprium, ἄκυρον apud Graecos vocatur, quale est: “Tantum sperare dolorem,Quint. 8, 2, 3: “sciam us, nihil ornatum esse, quod sit improprium,id. 8, 3, 15; 1, 5, 46.—In plur., Quint. 1, 8, 13; 2, 5, 10; 10, 3, 20; 12, 10, 42. — Adv.: im-propriē , improperly, Plin. 8, 10, 10, § 29; Gell. 6, 6, 2; 17, 1, 1.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (12):
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 8.29
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 2, 5.10
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 1, 5.46
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 1, 8.13
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 8, 2.3
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 8, 3.15
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 8, 3.57
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 8, 4.16
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 8, 6.37
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 10, 3.20
    • Gellius, Noctes Atticae, 17.1.1
    • Gellius, Noctes Atticae, 6.6.2
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