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pius adj.

with (late) sup. piissimus.—Of character, dutiful, pious, devout, conscientious, religious: ingenium Pamphili, T.: homo: di meliora piis, V.: poëta, Ct.: pio vatis ab ore, O.—Plur m. as subst, the departed, blessed: piorum sedes: arva piorum, O.—Of actions, just, holy, right, pious, religious: bellum, L.: homines inmolare pium esse duxerunt, a religious act: Quosque pium est adhibere deos, O.—As subst n.: contra iusque piumque, sacred obligation, O.—Of things, sacred, holy, consecrated: far, H.: pax, under religious sanction: arma, conscientiously taken up, L.—Of natural ties, faithful to kindred, devoted, filial, loving, dutiful: in parentes: Aeneas, the filial, V.: Inpietate pia est, i. e. sacrifices her son to her brother, O.: piissimosquaeris, et, quod verbum omnino nullum in linguā Latinā est, etc.: piissima filia, Ta.: piissimi civium, Cu.—Sacred, prompted by natural affection, loving: seniorque parens, pia sarcina nati, O.: dolor, inspired by friendship: piosque pone metūs, i. e. of your husband, O.—Beloved, dear: testa, H.

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