Charlton T. Lewis; Charles Short [1879], A Latin Dictionary; Founded on Andrews' edition of Freund's Latin dictionary (Trustees of Tufts University, Oxford) [word count] [latindico15].
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obliquusoblīquus (oblīcus, v. Orthogr. Vergl. p. 449 Wagner), a, um, adj. ob and liquus; root lek-; Gr. λέχριος, λέχρις, slantwise (cf.: λοξός, Λοξίας); Lat. licinus, limus, luxus, luxare,

I sidelong, slanting, awry, oblique (freq. and class.; cf.: transversus, imus).

I Lit.: motus corporis, pronus, obliquus, supinus, Cic. Div. 1, 53, 120: hos partim obliquos, partim aversos, partim etiam adversos stare vobis, on one side of you, sideways, id. Rep. 6, 19, 20: obliquo claudicare pede, Ov. Am. 2, 17, 20: sublicae, Caes. B. G. 4, 17: ordines, id. ib. 7, 73: iter, id. B. C. 1, 70: obliquam facere imaginem, a side-likeness, profile, Plin. 35, 10, 36, § 90: chordae, i. e. of the triangular harp, Juv. 3, 64: verris obliquum meditantis ictum Sanguine donare, Hor. C. 3, 22, 7: obliquo dente timendus aper, Ov. H. 4, 104: rex aquarum cursibus obliquis fluens, id. M. 9, 18: radix, id. ib. 10, 491: obliquo capite speculari, Plin. 8, 24, 36, § 88: non istic obliquo oculo mea commoda quisquam Limat, with a sidelong glance, an envious look, Hor. Ep. 1, 14, 37: non obliquis oculis sed circumacto capite cernere, Plin. 11, 37, 55, § 151: obliquoque notat Proserpina vultu, Stat. S. 2, 6, 102.— Adverbial phrases: ab obliquo, ex obliquo, per obliquum, in obliquum, obliquum, from the side, sideways, not straight on: ab obliquo, Ov. R. Am. 121: nec supra ipsum nec infra, sed ex obliquo, Plin. 2, 31, 31, § 99: serpens per obliquum similis sagittae Terruit mannos, Hor. C. 3, 27, 6: cancri in obliquom aspiciunt, Plin. 11, 37, 55, § 152: obliquum, obliquely, askance: oculis obliquum respiciens, App. M. 3, p. 140.—Comp.: quia positio signiferi circa media sui obliquior est, Plin. 2, 77, 79, § 188.—

II Fig.

   A Of relationship, not direct, collateral (poet. and late Lat.): obliquum a patre genus, i. e. not born of the same mother with myself, Stat. Th. 5, 221: obliquo maculat qui sanguine regnum, by collateral consanguinity, Luc. 8, 286; cf.: tertio gradu veniunt ... ex obliquo fratris sororisque filius, Paul. Sent. 4, 11, 3.—

   B Of speech.    1    Indirect, covert: obliquis orationibus carpere aliquem, Suet. Dom. 2: insectatio, Tac. A. 14, 11: dicta, Aur. Vict. Epit. 9: verba, Amm. 15, 5, 4.—   2    In a bad sense, envious, hostile (post-class.): Cato adversus potentes semper obliquus, Flor. 4, 2, 9.—   3    In gram.

   a Obliquus casus, an oblique case (i. e. all the cases except the nom. and voc.), opp. rectus: alia casus habent et rectos et obliquos, Varr. L. L. 8, § 49 Müll.—

   b Obliqua oratio, indirect speech: apud historicos reperiuntur obliquae allocutiones, ut in T. Livii primo statim libro (c. 9): urbes quoque, ut cetera, ex infimo nasci; deinde, etc., Quint. 9, 2, 37: oratio, Just. 38, 3, 11.— Hence, adv.: oblīquē, sideways, athwart, obliquely.

   A Lit. (class.): quae (atomi) recte, quae oblique ferantur, Cic. Fin. 1, 6, 20: sublicae oblique agebantur, Caes. B. G. 4, 17, 9: procedere. Plin. 9, 30, 50, § 95: situs signifer, id. 2, 15, 13, § 63.—

   B Trop., indirectly, covertly (post-Aug.): aliquem castigare, Tac. A. 3, 35: perstringere aliquem, id. ib. 5, 2: admonere, Gell. 3, 2, 16: agere, id. 7, 17, 4.
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Charlton T. Lewis; Charles Short [1879], A Latin Dictionary; Founded on Andrews' edition of Freund's Latin dictionary (Trustees of Tufts University, Oxford) [word count] [latindico15].
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