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flaccĕo, ēre, v. n. [flaccus], to be flabby or flaccid.

  1. I. Lit. (post-class.): aures pendulae atque flaccentes, Lact. Opif. D. 8, 8.
  2. II. Trop., to be faint, languid, weak; to flag, droop: flaccet, languet, deficit, Non. 110, 10 (mostly ante- and post-class.): sceptra flaccent, Att. ap. Non. 110, 12: flaccet fortitudo. Afran. ib. 13: sin flaccebunt condiciones, Enn. ap. Non. 110, 14 (Trag. v. 401 ed. Vahl.): oratio vestra rebus flaccet, spiritu viget, App. Apol. p. 290: Messala flaccet, flags, loses courage, * Cic. Q. Fr. 2, 14, 4 (cf.: Messala languet, id. Att. 4, 15, 7): erunt irrigua ejus flaccentia, i. e. dried up, Vulg. Isa. 19, 10.

1. flaccus, a, um, adj. [etym. dub.], flabby, hanging down.

  1. I. Lit.: auriculae, Varr. R. R. 2, 9, 4.
  2. II. Transf., of persons, flap-eared: ecquos deos paetulos esse arbitramur? ecquos silos, flaccos, frontones, capitones, quae sunt in nobis? Cic. N. D. 1, 29, 80.

2. Flaccus, i, m.,

  1. I. a Roman surname; cf.: aures homini tantum immobiles: ab iis Flaccorum cognomina, Plin. 11, 37, 50, § 136; esp. freq. in the gens Valeria, Cornelia, and Horatia; e. g. si quid in Flacco viri est, i. e. in Q. Horatio, Hor. Epod. 15, 12.
    1. B. Transf., the writings of Horace: stabunt pueri, cum totus decolor esset Flaccus, Juv. 7, 227.
  2. II. Deriv.: Flaccĭā-nus, a, um, adj., of or belonging to a Flaccus, Flaccian: area, Val. Max. 6, 3, 1.