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nŭmĕrōsus, a, um, adj. [numerus].

I. Consisting of a great number, numerous, manifold (post-Aug.): numerosa pubes, Val. Fl. 5, 40: partus, Plin. 11, 40, 95, 233: numerosā caede futuram ultus mortem, Sil. 10, 172: herba radice magnā, numerosa, Plin. 21, 24, 95, 167: civitas, numerosissima provinciae totius, the most populous, Tac. Agr. 17: numerosissima florum varietas, Plin, 35, 11, 40, 125: numerosissima suffragia, id. 7, 28, 29, 101: classis, Juv. 7, 151: excelsae turris tabulata, id. 10, 106: copiosa et numerosa domus, Plin. Ep. 4, 15, 4: debitor arcae, Mart. 3, 31, 3; id. 4, 1, 3: pullus equinus lato et musculorum toris numeroso pectore, Col. 6, 29, 2; so, feminibus torosis ac numerosis, id. ib.: pictor diligentior quam numerosior, who is more accurate than prolific, Plin. 35, 11, 40, 130: gymnasium longe numerosius laxiusque, more extensive, with more wings, Plin. Ep. 10, 48, 4: numerosa tabula, a painting with many figures, Plin. 35, 11, 40, 138: numerosum opus, of various contents, Quint. 5, 10, 10: sermo, id. 8, 6, 64: pectus, Col. 6, 9, 2: numerosa res means variously accomplished, having a knowledge of many things: RES NVMEROSA FVI, Inscr. Grut. 655, 3.—

II. Full of rhythm or harmony, according to rhythm, measured, rhythmical, harmonious, melodious (class.): numerosaque bracchia ducit, Ov. Am. 2, 4, 29: numerosos ponere gressus (al. gestus), id. P. 4, 2, 33: numerosa oratio, rhythmical, melodious: si numerosum est id in omnibus sonis atque vocibus, quod habet quasdam impressiones et quod metiri possumus intervallis aequalibus; recte, etc., Cic. de Or. 3, 48, 185: apta et numerosa oratio, id. Or. 50; 52: numerosus Horatius, Ov. Tr. 4, 10, 49: Myron numerosior in arte, quam Polycletus, more harmonious, Plin. 34, 8, 19, 58. —Hence, adv., in two forms.

1. nŭmĕ-rōsē.

A. Numerously, multifariously (not in Cic.): numerosius onerare, Col. 4, 21, 2: numerosius dividere, Plin. 33, 3, 19, 61. —Sup.: familias numerosissime comparant, App. de Deo Socr. p. 54, 14: sententias versare quam numerosissime, Quint. 10, 5, 9: numerose loqui, to speak in the plural number, Tert. adv. Prax. 12.—

B. Rhythmically, harmoniously, melodiously (class.): fidiculae numerose sonantes? Cic. N. D. 2, 8, 22: (sententia) cadit numerose, id. Brut. 8, 34: numerose dicere, id. Or. 66, 221; 65, 219; 62, 210: numerosius dicere, Gell. 7, 3, 53.—

2. nŭmĕrōsĭter, rhythmically, harmoniously, melodiously, Arn. 2, 73.