adversus or adversum (advor-) adv. and praep.
II. As praep.
, opposite to, before, facing
: paries adversus aedes publicas
: vestigia te adversum spectantia
—Esp., in the presence of, before, face to face with
: adversus populum R.
defendere: advorsum pedites hostium, S.
: gratum adversum te
, in your eyes
—To, towards, in answer to
: alqm: adversus ea consul respondit
—Compared with, in comparison to
: bella adversus tot decora populi R.
, weighed against
— 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
: adversum leges, rem p.: adversus se missos exercitūs
: quos advorsum ierat