Nitidus
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Nitidus

Latin

Etymology

From nite? ("to shine") +‎ -idus.

Pronunciation

Adjective

nitidus (feminine nitida, neuter nitidum, comparative nitidior, superlative nitidissimus); first/second-declension adjective

  1. shining, polished, glittering
  2. handsome, beautiful, good-looking
  3. (of persons) healthy-looking, well conditioned
  4. (of animals) sleek, plump
    • Horace, Q. Horatii Flacci Satiræ. The Satires of Horace, in Philip Francis, A Poetical Translation of the Works of Horace, With the Original Text, vol. 2, 1749, publ. by A. Millar, page 178, line 214.
      Si quis lecticâ nitidam gestare amet agnam;
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  5. (of plants) blooming, fertile
  6. (of speech or writing) cultivated, refined

Declension

First/second-declension adjective.

Descendants

References


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