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obscūrus adj. with comp. and sup.

1 SCV-, dark, darksome, dusky, shady, obscure: umbra, C. poët.: lucus, V.: antrum, O.: tabernae, H.: lux, L.: lumen, darkness visible, S.: caelum, H.: ferrugo, black, V.: dentes, black, Iu.: aquae, i. e. turbid, O.—As subst n., the dark, darkness, obscurity: sub obscurum noctis, V.—Poet.: Ibant obscuri, in the dark, V.—Fig., dark, obscure, dim, indistinct, unintelligible: brevis esse laboro, Obscurus fio, H.: ius: spes, uncertain: Rem nulli obscuram Consulis, V.: videre res obscurissimas: (causae) multo obscuriores, i. e. intricate.—Plur. n. as subst: Obscuris vera involvens, V.Not known, unknown, not recognized: est populo obscurior, not so well known: Pallas, i. e. disguised, O.: non obscurum est, quid cogitaret, hard to discern: neque est obscurum, quin, etc., it is plain that.—Obscure, ignoble, mean, low: istorum diligentia, plodding, T.: in barbaris nomen obscurius, Cs.: fama est obscurior annis, by time, V.: obscuro loco natus, of an ignoble family: obscuris orti maioribus, from insignificant ancestors.—As subst n.: in obscuro vitam habere, S.Close, secret, reserved: homo: modestus Occupat obscuri speciem, H.: vates, i. e. the Sphinx, O.: adversus alios, Ta.: Domitiani natura obscurior, Ta.

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