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mensūra . ae, f. metior,
I.a measuring, measure (class.).
I. Lit.: “mensuram facere alicujus, Ov A. A. 3, 265: agere,to measure, survey, Plin. Ep. 10, 28, 5: “inire. Col 5, 3: res (quae) pondere numero mensura constant,Gai. Inst. 2, 196.—
B. Trop., measure, quantity, proportion, capacity, power, extent, degree, etc.: “dare alicui mensuram bibendi,to prescribe how much one may drink, Ov. A. A. 1, 589: “nostri orbis,Tac. Agr. 12: “beneficii,Plin. Ep. 10, 12, 2: “qui tanti mensuram nominis imples,” i. e. who answerest to its meaning, art worthy of it, Ov. P. 1, 2, 1: “ficti crescit,measure, size, id. M. 12, 57: sui, one's own measure, i. e. capacity, Juv. 11, 35: “sed deerat pisci patinae mensura,was too small, Juv. 4, 72: nuribus Argolicis fui Mensura voti, I was the measure of their wishes, i. e. they desired to have as much as I possessed, Sen. Herc. Oet. 400: “submittere se ad mensuram discentis,to accommodate one's self to the capacity of the learner, Quint. 2, 3, 7: legati, character, standing. Tac. H. 1, 52: “mensura tamen quae sufficiat census,how large a fortune, Juv. 14. 316.—In painting: “Apelles cedebat Asclepiodoro de mensuris, hoc est quanto quid a quoque distare deberet,the degree of prominence, and relative distances, of parts of a picture, Plin. 35, 10, 36, § 80.—In gram.: “mensurae verborum,the quantities of their syllables, Quint. 10, 1, 10.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (10):
    • Caesar, Gallic War, 5.13
    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 12.57
    • Tacitus, Historiae, 1.52
    • Tacitus, Agricola, 12
    • Cornelius Nepos, Atticus, 2.6
    • Seneca, Hercules Oetaeus, 400
    • Cicero, De Officiis, 1.15
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 2, 3.7
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 10, 1.10
    • Ovid, Ex Ponto, 1.2
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