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dīvīnus, a, um, adj. [divus], of or belonging to a deity, divine (class. and very freq.).

I. Prop.: divinae Matris imago, Lucr. 2, 609: numen, id. 1, 154; 4, 1233; Cic. N. D. 1, 9, 22; id. Mil. 30 fin. al.: stirps, Verg. A. 5, 711; Ov. M. 2, 633; cf. semen, id. ib. 1, 78; and, origo, Liv. 1, 15: Pergamum divina moenitum manu, Plaut. Bacch. 4, 9, 2; cf.: non sine ope divina bellum gerere, Caes. B. G. 2, 31, 2; and: quasi divino consilio, Cic. Fam. 13, 4 fin.: stellae divinis animatae mentibus, Cic. Rep. 6, 15: divina studia colere, id. ib. 6, 18: animos hominum esse divinos, i. e., of divine origin, id. Lael. 4, 13; cf.: hoc divinum animal (homo, shortly before: quasi mortalem deum), id. Fin. 2, 13, 40: aliquis instinctus inflatusque, id. Div. 1, 6 fin.; cf.: causa divinior, id. Fin. 5, 11, 33 et saep.: condimenta, enjoyed by the gods, divine, Plaut. Ps. 3, 2, 37: odor (Veneris), Verg. A. 1, 403; cf. decoris, id. ib. 5, 647: ars Palladis, id. ib. 2, 15 et saep.: divinissima dona, i. e., most worthy of a deity, Cic. Leg. 2, 18: re divina facta, i. e., religious exercise, divine worship, sacrifice, etc., Plaut. Am. 3, 3, 13; in this sense res divina is very freq., id. Epid. 2, 3, 11; 3, 3, 34 et saep.; Ter. Eun. 3, 3, 7; id. Hec. 1, 2, 109; Cic. N. D. 3, 18, 47; id. Div. 2, 10; Nep. Hann. 2, 4; Plin. 18, 2, 2, 7; Suet. Tib. 44 et saep.; less freq. in the plur. divinae res, Plaut. Mil. 3, 1, 81; Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 8; id. Div. 2, 10; Liv. 23, 11.—In plur. also in gen. for religious affairs, Caes. B. G. 6, 13, 4; 6, 21, 1; Cic. Div. 1, 4 fin.—Also verba, a form of prayer, Cato R. R. 14, 3: religiones (opp. fides humana), Liv. 9, 9; cf. id. 34, 31.—

B. Freq. connected with humanus as a stronger designation for all things, things of every kind, etc. (cf.: di hominesque under deus, I. B. fin.): dedunt se, divina humanaque omnia, Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 102; cf. id. Trin. 2, 4, 78; Liv. 9, 14; Suet. Caes. 84: res, Cic. Lael. 6: jura, id. Rosc. Am. 23 fin.; Caes. B. C. 1, 6 fin.: scelera, Liv. 3, 19; cf. id. 29, 18 fin.: spes, id. 10, 40 et saep. But in the explanation of philosophia by scientia divinarum humanarumque rerum, the term divinae res denotes nature, physics, as distinguished from humanae res, i. e. morals, Cic. Tusc. 5, 3, 7; 4, 26, 57; id. Off. 1, 43, 153; 2, 2, 5; id. Fin. 2, 12, 37; Sen. Ep. 88; 90; Quint. 12, 2, 8; 20 al.; cf. Cic. Or. 34; Quint. 10, 1, 35.—So too in jurid. lang., divinae res signifies natural laws, in opp. to humanae res, positive laws, Cic. Sest. 42, 91; Just. Inst. 1, 1; Dig. 1, 1, 10.—dīvīnum, i, n.,

1. The deity, τό θεῖον: divina si faverint, God willing, Pall. 1, 1, 2; Juv. 15, 144; Amm. 23, 6; id. 22, 16 fin.

2. The divine, that which comes from God, nihil est divino divinius, Sen. Ep. 66, 11.—

3. That which is under the sanction of a god; hence: quicquam divini credere alicui; or simply: divini alicui credere, to believe one upon oath (ante-class.): numquam edepol tu mihi divini quicquam creduis, in, etc., Plaut. Am. 2, 2, 40: quid ei divini aut humani aequum est credere? id. Poen. 2, 1, 20: nam mihi divini numquam quisquam creduat, ni, etc., id. Bacch. 3, 3, 99; id. As. 5, 2, 4.

II. Transf.

A. Divinely inspired, prophetic: aliquid praesagiens atque divinum, Cic. Div. 1, 38: animus appropinquante morte multo est divinior, etc., id. ib. 1, 30, 63; cf. id. ib. 1, 28 fin.: cum ille potius divinus fuerit, Nep. Att. 9, 1: divinarum sagacem flammarum, Sil. 3, 344: divini quicquam, Plaut. Am. 2, 2, 40; cf. id. Bacch. 3, 4, 5; also joined to humani, id. As. 5, 2, 4; id. Poen. 2, 20.—Poet. of poets: vates, Hor. A. P. 400; cf.: divini pectoris carmina, Lucr. 1, 731.—With gen.: divina futuri Sententia, Hor. A. P. 218: avis imbrium imminentium, id. C. 3, 27, 10.— Subst.: dīvīnus, i, m., a soothsayer, prophet = vates, Cic. Div. 1, 58; 2, 3; id. Fat. 8; Liv. 1, 36; Hor. S. 1, 6, 114; Vulg. Deut. 18, 11 al.—In the fem.: dīvīna, ae, a prophetess, Petr. 7, 2.—

B. Like caelestis (but far more freq. in prose), godlike, superhuman, admirable, excellent: ex maxime raro genere hominum et paene divino, Cic. Lael. 18: ingenio esse divino, id. Rep. 2, 2: magni cujusdam civis et divini viri, id. ib. 1, 29; cf.: caelestes divinaeque legiones, id. Phil. 5, 11: senatus in supplicatione deneganda, id. Q. Fr. 2, 8: homo in dicendo, id. de Or. 1, 10, 40: homo, Crispus ap. Quint. 8, 5, 17: orator, Quint. 4, 3, 13 et saep.: incredibilis quaedam et divina virtus, Cic. Rep. 3, 3: fides, id. Mil. 33 fin.: admurmuratio senatus, id. Verr. 2, 5, 16: memoria, id. Ac. 2, 1, 2: eloquentia M. Tullii, Quint. 2, 16, 7: facultas eloquendi, id. 10, 1, 81: ille nitor loquendi, id. ib. 83: illa ironia, id. ib. 4, 1, 70: haec in te, Sulpici, divina sunt, Cic. de Or. 1, 29 et saep.—In the comp.: ratione nihil est in homine divinius, Cic. Fin. 5, 13 fin.; id. Par. 1, 3, 14. Under the empire an epithet often bestowed on the emperors: domus, Phaedr. 5, 8, 38: princeps, Nazar. Pan. Const. Aug. 35, 3; cf. Inscr. Orell. 277; 339: indulgentia, Dig. 1, 4, 3 et saep.—Adv.: dīvīne.

1. (Acc. to I.) In a godlike manner, through godlike power: nunc tu divine fac huc assis Sosia, Plaut. Am. 3, 3, 21.—

2. (Acc. to II.)

a. By divine inspiration, prophetically: plura divine praesensa et praedicta reperiri, Cic. Div. 1, 55; id. Att. 10, 4; and in the comp., id. Rep. 2, 5 Mos. —

b. In a godlike, superhuman, admirable manner, divinely: divine Plato escam malorum appellat voluptatem, Cic. de Sen. 13, 44; Quint. 1, 6, 18; 11, 1, 62.—Sup. does not occur.