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pristĭnus, a, um, adj. [cf. priscus], former, early, original, primitive, pristine (class.): tua pristina dignitas et gloria, Cic. Fam. 1, 5, b, 2: labor meus pristinus, id. Sull. 9, 26: vestra pristina bonitas et misericordia, id. Rosc. Am. 52, 156: veterem consuetudinem fori et pristinum morem judiciorum requirere, id. Mil. 1, 1: odio pristino incensa mulier, id. Clu. 7, 18: pristinum animum erga populum Romanum conservare, Liv. 31, 2: pro pristina amicitiā, Nep. Eum. 4, 4: reminiscens pristini temporis, id. Alc. 6, 3: consuetudo, Caes. B. C. 1, 32: pristina omnium confirmatur opinio, id. ib. 3, 82: in pristinum statum redire, id. B. G. 7, 54; so, gloria, Verg. A. 10, 143: conjux, id. ib. 6, 473: mens, Ov. M. 3, 203: consulatus super pristinum quattuor gessit, Suet. Claud. 14: annotationes, Gell. praef.: pristina jura recipere, Gai. Inst. 1, 129.—Subst.: pristĭ-num, i, n., a former condition: in pristinum restituere, Nep. Timol. 1, 1.—

II. In partic.

A. Just past, preceding, previous, of yesterday: diei pristini perfidia, Caes. B. G. 4, 14: somnium pristinae noctis, Suet. Aug. 94.—

B. = priscus, old-fashioned, old, former, early (ante-class. and postAug.): in vobis resident mores pristini, Plaut. Truc. prol. 6: tribus pristinum nomen possident, Col. 5, 1, 7: aetas, Claud. II. Cons. Stil. 124.