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artus (not arctus), adj. with comp. and sup.

1 AR-, close, strait, narrow, confined, short: laquei: saltus, L.: compages, V.: nexus, O.: toga, narrow, H.: convivia, i. e. crowded, H.: artiores silvae, dense, Cs.: custodia, Ta. — As subst n., a narrow place, narrow passage: in arto, L.: in artius coire, Cu. — Fig., straitened, scanty, small, close, binding: vincula amoris artissima: vinculum ad astringendam fidem: commeatūs, L.—As subst: ne spem sibi ponat in arto, diminish expec<*> tation, O.: desilire in artum, into straits, H.Needy, indigent, straitened: artis in rebus, O.—As subst: ne in arto res esset, L. — Of sleep, deep: artior somnus. — Narrow, frugal: animus, H.

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