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adversus or adversum (advor-) adv. and praep.

I.I. As adv., opposite, in opposition: advorsum ire, to go to meet (him), T.: adversus resistere, N.
II.II. As praep. with acc, opposite to, before, facing: paries adversus aedes publicas, L.: vestigia te adversum spectantia, towards, H.—Esp., in the presence of, before, face to face with: adversus populum R. defendere: advorsum pedites hostium, S.: gratum adversum te, in your eyes, T.To, towards, in answer to: alqm: adversus ea consul respondit, L.Compared with, in comparison to: bella adversus tot decora populi R., weighed against, L.Towards, in respect of, against: quo modo me gererem adversus Caesarem: est enim pietas iustitia adversus deos.— Against, in opposition to: advorsum animi tui libidinem, T.: adversum leges, rem p.: adversus se missos exercitūs, L.: quos advorsum ierat, S.

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