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inānis e, adj.

with comp. and sup, empty, void: vas: domum reddere inanem: naves (opp. onustae), Cs.: naves, dismantled: tumulus, cenotaph, V.: sepulchrum, O.—Void, stripped, deserted, abandoned, unoccupied: civitas: egentes inanesque discedere, empty-handed: equus, without a rider: Absint inani funere neniae, without a corpse, H.: venter, hungry, H.: quod inani sufficit alvo, Iu.: laeva, without rings, H.: litterae, empty: paleae, light, V.: corpus, lifeless: galea, i. e. harmless, V.: umbra, O.: verba, a semblance of speech, V.: Gaurus (an extinct volcano), Iu.: epistula inanis aliquā re utili: ager centum aratoribus inanior est, less populous by: Sanguinis pectus inane, O.: lymphae dolium, H.—Fig., empty, useless, worthless, vain, unprofitable: Laborem inanem capit, T.: honesti inane nomen esse: elocutio: damnatus inani iudicio, Iu.: minae: multae res, ut gloria, unsubstantial: causas nectis inanīs, pretexts, V.: simulatio, Cs.: fama, unfounded, V.: Tempus, leisure, V.: omnia plena consiliorum, inania verborum, poor in words: quae inanissima prudentiae reperta sunt.—Of persons, vain, puffed up, worthless, petty: homo, S.: inanīs Hoc iuvat, empty heads, H.: animus: inaniora ingenia, L.

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