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tardus adj.

with comp. and sup, slow, not swift, sluggish, tardy: velox an tardus sit: tardus aut fugiens laboris, Cs.: iuvenci, V.: ubi reliquos esse tardiores vidit, Cs.: tardior ad iudicandum: in decedendo tardior: tardiores tibicinis modi et cantūs remissiores: fumus, V.: frumenti tarda subvectio, L.: tarda Genua labant, V.: senectus, H.: passus, O.: abdomen, Iu.—Slow of approach, delaying, late: noctes, V.: tardiora fata, H.: eo poena est tardior.—Slow to pass, lingering, long: tempora, H.: menses, i. e. the long summer months, V.: sapor, i. e. lingering in the palate, V.—Fig., slow of apprehension, dull, heavy, stupid: vah, tardus es, T.: si qui forte sit tardior.—In speech, slow, not rapid, measured, deliberate: in utroque genere dicendi principia tarda sunt: sententiis: illi Tardo cognomen pingui damus, H.

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