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ignōbĭlis, e, adj. [in-nobilis (gno-)], unknown.

I. Lit., in gen. (mostly anteclass.): ubi ego Sosia nolim esse, tu esto sane Sosia; nunc, quando ego sum, vapulabis, ni hinc abis, ignobilis, Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 284: quis hic est qui oculis meis ob viam ignobilis obicitur? id. Ps. 2, 1, 18: peregrina facies hominis atque ignobilis, id. ib. 4, 2, 9.—

II. Esp.

A. Unknown to fame, not renowned, undistinguished, obscure (class.): quod inglorius sit atque ignobilis ad supremum diem perventurus, Cic. Tusc. 3, 24, 57: humilis in plebe et ideo ignobilis puerpera, Plin. 7, 36, 36, 121: non ignobilis dicendi magister, Cic. Brut. 91, 315: ignobilis aevum exigeret, Verg. A. 7, 776: maritus, unknown, App. M. 5, p. 160: ignobilissimi artifices, Plin. 35, 4, 10, 28: civitas ignobilis atque humilis Eburonum, obscure and insignificant, Caes. B. G. 5, 28, 1: facies, Plaut. Ps. 4, 2, 9: vinum ignobilius, Plin. 23, 1, 20, 34: M. Fulcinius Romae argentariam non ignobilem fecit, Cic. Caecin. 4, 10.—

B. Of low birth, base-born, ignoble (class.): ex aliqua familia non ignobili, Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 11, 28: virgo, Ter. Phorm. 1, 2, 70: vulgus, Verg. A. 1, 149: agmen, Liv. 10, 20: regnum Tulli, Hor. S. 1, 6, 9: hic novus Arpinas, ignobilis et modo Romae municipalis eques, Juv. 8, 287.—Adv.: ignōbĭlĭter (late Lat.), meanly: sepultum, Eutr. 7, 23: aedes fastigiata, Sol. 56, 16.