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tenuis e, adj. with comp. tenuior and sup. tenuissimus

2 TA-, drawn out, meagre, slim, thin, lank, slender : Pinna, H.: acus, fine , O.: avena, V.: animae (defunctorum), O.—Of texture, thin, fine, close : vestes, O.: togae, H.: toga filo tenuissima, O.: natura oculos membranis tenuissimis saepsit.—Of substance, thin, rare, fine, slight : caelum: athereus locus tenuissimus est: agmen (militum), L.Little, slight, trifling, inconsiderable, insignificant, poor, mean : oppidum: aqua, shallow , L.: tenuem fontibus adfer aquam, i. e. a little water , O.: sulcus, V.: Insignis tenui fronte Lycoris, low , H.: semita, narrow , V.: cibus, Ph.: opes: census, H.: praeda, Cs.: tenuissimum lumen: ventus, a breeze , V.—Of persons, poor : servus sit an liber, pecuniosus an tenuis.— Plur m . as subst: tenuīs praemio, stultos errore permovit: fortunae constitui tenuiorum videbantur: cuiusque censum tenuissimi auxerant.—Fig., fine, nice, delicate, subtle, exact : distinctio: cura, O.: rationes non ad tenue elimatae.— Weak, trifling, insignificant, mean, poor, slight : tenuissima valetudo, delicate , Cs.: sermo: in tenuissimis rebus labi: artificium: spes tenuior: curae, V.Low in rank, mean, inferior, common : tenuiores, the lower orders : tenuis L. Virginius unusque de multis: tenuissimus quisque: adulescentes tenui loco orti, L.

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