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lēnis e, adj.

with comp. and sup, soft, smooth, mild, gentle, easy, calm: aliud (vinum) lenius, T.: lenissimus ventus: spiritus, Tb.: volatus, O.: somnus, H.—Gentle, gradual: clivus, L.: iugum paulo leniore fastigio, Cs.—Fig., gentle, moderate, mild, calm, kind, favorable: animus, T.: populus R. in hostīs lenissimus: lenissima verba: lenissimum ingenium: lenior sententia, Cs.: lene consilium dare, H.: Non lenis precibus fata recludere Mercurius, H.

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