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nūntius adj.

1 NV-, that announces, making known, informing : rumor: littera, O.: fibra, Tb. —As subst m., a bearer of tidings, news-carrier, reporter, messenger, courier : per nuntium certiorem facit me: ad Lingonas litteras nuntiosque misit, Cs.: nuntius ibis Pelidae, V.: nuntius adfert rem: Iovis et deorum, H.: nuntii adferunt Darium premi a Scythis, N.: nuntio ipsius, qui litteras attulerat, dici (placuit), L.A message, news, tidings : Egone te pro hoc nuntio quid donem? T.: in castra nuntius pervenit, coniurationem patefactam, S.: de Q. Fratre nuntii nobis tristes venerant: tam tristem nuntium ferre ad Cincinnatum, L.: gravior neu nuntius aurīs Volneret, V.A command, order, injunction : legatorum nuntio parere: hic nostri nuntius esto, V.— In the phrase, nuntium remittere, with dat, to send a letter of divorce, put away (a wife): uxori Caesarem nuntium remisisse.—Rarely of the wife: etsi mulier nuntium remisit.—Fig.: cum virtuti nuntium remisisti, renounced.—Plur. n . as subst, a message, news : ad aurīs nova nuntia referens, Ct.: habes animi nuntia verba mei, O.

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