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laevus adj.

, λαιός, left, on the left side: manus: auris, O.: Pontus, to the left, O.: iter, V.: habena, H.: laevā parte, on the left, O.—As subst. n the left: fleximus in laevum cursūs, O.: In laevum conversus, Iu.: in laeva Italiae flexit iter, L.: Laeva tenent Thetis et Melite, the left, V.— Neut. As adv., on the left: Intonuit laevum, i. e. propitiously, V.: laevum extendere comas, Iu.— Fig., awkward, stupid, foolish, silly: mens, V.: o ego laevus, H.—Of ill omen, unfavorable, inconvenient, unfortunate, unlucky, bad, pernicious: Sirius laevo contristat lumine caelum, V.: Teque nec laevus vetat ire picus, H.: Numina, unfavorable gods, hostile deities, V.—In the language of augurs, fortunate, lucky, propitious (because the augur faced the south, and the east or propitious side was on the left; see sinister): omina: tonitru, O.

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