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aptus P. and adj.

P. of *apo; cf. apiscor.
I.I. As part, fastened, joined, fitted, bound, attached: gladium e setā. — Fig., depending upon, arising from: causae aliae ex aliis aptae: ex verbis ius: vita apta virtute: rudentibus fortuna, dependent on cables. — Fitted together, connected, joined: apta dissolvere ... dissipata conectere: omnia inter se apta et conexa. — Poet., adorned, fitted: caelum stellis, studded, V.
II.II. adj. with comp. and sup, suited, suitable, proper, ready, fit, appropriate, adapted, conformable: locus ad insidias aptior: castra ad bellum ducendum aptissima, C.: genera dicendi aptiora adulescentibus: dies sacrificio, L.: portūs puppibus, O.: amicis, serviceable, H.: pinus antemnis ferendis, O.: formas deus in omnes, easily changed into, O.: aptior persona, quae loqueretur: apta (ficus) legi, O.: saltūs eligit aptos, promising, O.: lar, satisfactory, H.: exercitus, ready for battle, L. — Of style: oratio.

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