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Sicca, ae, f., a border-town on the east of Numidia, with a temple of Venus, now Kef, Plin. 5, 3, 2, § 22; Sall. J. 56, 3; Val. Max. 2, 6, 15.
Hence, Siccenses, ĭum, m., the inhabitants of Sicca, Sall. J. 56, 4 sq.

* siccābĭlis, e, adj. [sicco], that makes dry, drying, Cael. Aur. Tard. 3, 8, 138 sq.

siccānĕus, a, um, adj. [siccus] (a technical word of Columella); of soil, dry, of a dry nature: genus prati (opp. riguum), Col. 2, 16, 3: locus (opp. riguus), id. 4, 30, 5; 11, 2, 71.
Neutr. plur. absol.: de siccaneis et riguis non comperimus, dry places, Col. 2, 2, 4.

siccānus, a, um, adj. [siccus] (a technical word of the elder Pliny); of plants, dry, of a dry nature: ulmi (opp. riguae), Plin. 16, 17, 29, § 72: olus, Pelag. Vet. 7.

siccārĭus, a, um, adj. [siccus], of or for drying or keeping dry: canistra, stands for wine-cups (used for keeping the table or the clothes from being wet), acc. to Serv. Verg. A. 1, 706.

* siccātĭo, ōnis, f. [sicco], a drying, Plin. 34, 13, 33, § 129; Vulg. Ezech. 26, 5.

* siccātīvus, a, um, adj. [sicco], that makes dry, drying, siccative: malagma, Cael. Aur. Tard. 4, 3, 71: aquae, Casslod. Var. 10, 29.

* siccātōrĭus, a, um, adj. [sicco], that makes dry, drying: origanum, Theod. Prisc. Diaet. 10. (

    1. 1. sicce, adv., a false read. for sic, Plaut. Rud. 2, 4, 12.)

2. siccē, adv., v. siccus fin.

Siccenses, ĭum, v. Sicca.

siccesco, ĕre, v. inch. n. [siccus], to grow or become dry, to dry up (not anteAug.), Cels. 7, 7, 15; Vitr. 2, 10; Col. 12, 28; Plin. 18, 34, 77, § 339.

* siccĭfĭcus, a, um, adj. [siccus-facio], that makes dry, drying: vis aeris, Macr. S. 7, 16 fin.

siccĭnē, v. sicine.

siccĭtas, ātis (gen. plur. siccitatium, Plin. 17, 24, 37, § 222), f. [siccus], dryness, siccity (freq. and class.; used alike in sing. and plur.).

  1. I. Lit.
    1. A. In gen.: ab lippitudine usque siccitas ut sit tibi, * Plaut. Rud. 3, 2, 18: uvae, Plin. 18, 31, 74, § 315: palmarum, id. 13, 4, 9, § 47.
    2. B. In partic.
      1. 1. Of places, dryness: in Sipontinā siccitate, Cic. Agr. 2, 27, 71: siccitates paludum, Caes. B. G. 4, 38.
      2. 2. Of the weather, dryness, drought: siccitate et inopiā frugum insignis annus fuit: sex menses numquam pluisse, memoriae proditum est, Liv. 40, 29; cf. id. 4, 30; Cic. Q. Fr. 3, 1, 1, § 1; Plin. 31, 4, 28, § 51.
        Plur.: frumentum in Galliā propter siccitates angustius provenerat, Caes. B. G. 5, 24; Varr. R. R. 1, 31 fin.: in siccitatibus acutae febres oriuntur, Cels. 2, 1 med.; Quint. 11, 3, 27; Col. 12, 44, 8; Plin. 10, 65, 85, § 186; 31, 4, 28, § 50.
      3. 3. Of the human body, dryness, siccity, as a state of health; freedom from gross humors (opp. rheum, catarrh, tumefaction, etc.), firmness, solidity: Persae eam sunt consecuti corporis siccitatem, ut neque spuerent neque emungerentur suffiatoque corpore essent, Varr. ap. Non. 395, 7: adde siccitatem, quae consequitur hanc continentiam in victu; adde integritatem valetudinis, Cic. Tusc. 5, 34, 99: corporis, id. Sen. 10, 34.
  2. II. Trop., dryness, jejuneness, want of ornament (very rare): isti (magistri) cum non modo dominos se fontium, sed se ipsos fontes esse dicant, et omnium rigare debeant ingenia, non putant fore ridiculum, si, cum id polliceantur aliis, arescant ipsi siccitate, Auct. Her. 4, 6, 9: orationis siccitas, Cic. N. D. 2, 1, 1; cf.: jejunitatem et siccitatem et inopiam, id. Brut. 82, 285.

sicco, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. and n. [siccus].

  1. I. Act., to make dry, to day, to dry up.
    1. A. In gen. (freq. and class.): venti et sol siccare prius confidunt omnia posse, Lucr. 5, 390; cf.: sol siccaverat herbas, Ov. M. 4, 82: siccabat rorantes capillos, id. F. 4, 141: sole capillos, id. M. 11, 770; Plin. 27, 9, 55, § 79: aliquid in sole, Col. 12, 46, 5; Plin. 12, 13, 27, § 47: aliquid ad lunam, id. 21, 11, 36, § 62: lina madentia, Ov. M. 13, 931: retia litore, id. ib. 11, 362: vellera, Verg. E. 3, 95: veste cruores, id. A. 4, 687: cruorem, Gell. 5, 14, 22: lacrimas, Prop. 1, 19, 23; Ov. M. 8, 469; 9, 395; id. F. 3, 509: jocis lacrimas siccare, Quint. 11, 1, 6 al.: genas, Ov. M. 10, 362: frontem sudario, Quint. 11, 3, 148.
    2. B. Esp.
      1. 1. To dry up, drain land, marshes, springs, etc.: paludes, Cic. Phil. 5, 3, 7; so, paludem, Quint. 3, 8, 16; Suet. Caes. 44: amnes, Ov. M. 2, 257: fontes, id. ib. 13, 690; cf.: palustria aestate siccantur, Plin. 12, 22, 48, § 104: agri siccati, drained lands, lands uncovered by draining, Suet. Claud. 20: dea Sidereo siccata sitim collegit ab aestu, parched, Ov. M. 6, 341.
      2. 2. To exhaust, drain dry, etc. (poet.): ovis ubera, Verg. E. 2, 42; so, distenta ubera, Hor. Epod. 2, 46; for which, transf.: distentas siccant pecudes, Luc. 4, 314; so, siccata ovis, i. e. milked, Ov. Am. 3, 5, 14: calices, i. e. to drain, empty, Hor. S. 2, 6, 68; so. cadis siccatis, id. C. 1, 35, 27; cf.: cum siccare sacram largo Permessida posset Ore, to drink deeply from the fountain of the Muses, i. e. to be a great poet, Mart. 8, 70, 3.
        In Gr. construction: Arethusa virides manu siccata capillos, Ov. M. 5, 575.
      3. 3. To dry up, heal up, remore an unwholesome humor; or, to heal up, free some part of the body from an unwholesome humor (poet. and in the elder Pliny): ad pituitam oris siccandam. Plin. 23, 1, 13, § 17: suppurata, id. 36, 17, 28, § 133: strumas, id. 24, 4, 6, § 11: corpora, id. 31, 6, 33, § 62: os, id. 12, 12, 26, § 43: arterias umidas, id. 20, 14, 53, § 148; cf.: corpus pilā, i. e. to strengthen, invigorate, Lucil. ap. Non. 394, 29; v. siccitas, I. B. 3.: vulnera, Ov. M. 10, 187; cf.: ad fluminis undam Vulnera siccabat lymphis, Verg. A. 10, 834; for which, in a Gr. construction: juvenes siccati vulnera lymphis, Stat. Th. 1, 527.
  2. II. Neutr., to become dry, get dry (very rare): quotiens flumina et stagna siccaverint, Lact. 7, 3, 8: tundis cuminum et postea infundis in aceto; cum siccaverit, etc., Apic. 3, 18, § 105; 4, 2, § 132 al.
    Impers.: ubi pluerit et siccaverit, Cato, R. R. 112, 2.

* siccŏcŭlus, a, um, adj. [siccus-oculus], having dry eyes, dry-eyed: genus nostrum semper siccoculum fuit, Plaut. Ps. 1, 1, 75.

siccus, a, um, adj. [cf. Sanscr. cush, to dry up; Gr. αὔω], dry.

  1. I. Lit.
    1. A. In gen. (mostly poet. and in post-Aug. prose; cf. aridus): arena, Verg. G. 1, 389: fauces fluminum, id. ib. 4, 427: siccāque in rupe resedit, id. A. 5, 180: litus, id. ib. 6, 162: siccum et sine umore ullo solum, Quint. 2, 4, 8: glebae, Hor. Epod. 16, 55: agri, id. S. 2, 4, 15: lacus, Prop. 2, 14 (3, 6), 11: regio, Curt. 9, 10, 2: via (opp. palustris), Dig. 43, 8, 2, § 32 et saep.
      Sup.: horreum siccissimum, Col. 12, 15, 2: oculi, tearless, Quint. 6, 2, 27; Prop. 1, 17, 11; Hor. C. 1, 3, 18; so, lumina, Tib. 1, 1, 66; Luc. 9, 1044: genae, Prop. 4 (5), 11, 80; Ov. H. 11, 10: decurrere pedibus super aequora siccis, id. M. 14, 50; and, transf.: siccus aerumnas tuli, tearless, Sen. Herc. Oet. 1270: pocula, Tib. 3, 6, 18: urna, Hor. C. 3, 11, 23: panis, dry bread, Sen. Ep. 83, 6; Plin. 22, 25, 68, § 139: agaricum manducatum siccum, id. 26, 7, 18, § 32; Capitol. Anton. 13; Vop. Tac. 11: spolia non sanguine sicca suo, Prop. 4 (5), 10, 12: cuspis, Stat. Th. 8, 383: ensis, Sen. Troad. 50.
      With gen.: sicci stimulabant sanguinis enses, i. e. bloodless, Sil. 7, 213: carinae, standing dry, Hor. C. 1, 4, 2: magna minorque ferae (i. e. ursa major et minor), utraque sicca, i. e. that do not dip into, set beneath the sea, Ov. Tr. 4, 3, 2; so, signa, id. ib. 4, 9, 18: aquae, i. e. snow, Mart. 4, 3, 7: vox, dried up with heat, husky, Ov. M. 2, 278 et saep.
      1. 2. As subst.: siccum, i; and plur.: sicca, ōrum, n., dry land, a dry place; dry places: donec rostra tenent siccum, Verg. A. 10, 301: in sicco, on the dry land, on the shore, Prop. 3, 10 (9), 6; Verg. G. 1, 363; Liv. 1, 4; Plin. 9, 8, 8, § 27; 26, 7, 22, § 39: ut aqua piscibus, ut sicca terrenis, circumfusus nobis spiritus volucribus convenit, Quint. 12, 11, 13: harundo, quae in siccis provenit, Plin. 16, 36, 66, § 165; so, in siccis, id. 17, 22, 35, § 170.
    2. B. In partic.
      1. 1. Of the weather, dry, without rain: sive annus siccus estseu pluvius, Col. 3, 20, 1: ver, Plin. 11, 29, 35, § 101: aestivi tempora sicca Canis, Tib. 1, 4, 6; for which: incipit et sicco fervere terra Cane, Prop. 2, 28 (3, 24), 4: sole dies referente siccos, Hor. C. 3, 29, 20: siccis aër fervoribus ustus, Ov. M. 1, 119: caelum, Plin. 18, 12, 31, § 123: ventus, id. 2, 47, 48, § 126; Luc. 4, 50: luna, Prop. 2, 17 (3, 9), 15; Plin. 17, 9, 8, § 57; cf. id. 17, 14, 24, § 112: nubes, i. e. without rain, Luc. 4, 331: hiemps, without snow, Ov. Am. 3, 6, 106.
      2. 2. Of the human body, dry, as a healthy state (opp. rheumy, catarrhal, tumid, etc.), firm, solid, vigorous: (mulier) sicca, succida, Plaut. Mil. 3, 1, 192; Petr. 37: corpora sicciora cornu, Cat. 23, 12: corpora graciliora siccioraque, Plin. 34, 8, 19, § 65: (puella) Nec bello pedenec ore sicco, free from saliva, Cat. 43, 3; cf. tussis, without expectoration, Cels. 4, 6: medicamentum, causing dryness, Scrib. Comp. 71.
      3. 3. Dry, thirsty: nimis diu sicci sumus, Plaut. Pers. 5, 2, 41; cf.: siti sicca sum, id. Curc. 1, 2, 26; 1, 2, 22; id. Ps. 1, 2, 51; Hor. S. 2, 2, 14: faucibus siccis, fasting, Verg. A. 2, 358.
        1. b. Transf., abstemious, temperate, sober (syn. sobrius): Art. Ego praeter alios meum virum fui rata Siccum, frugi, continentem, etc. Pa. At nunc dehinc scito, illum ante omnesMadidum, nihili, incontinentem, Plaut. As. 5, 2, 7; so (opp. vinolentus) Cic. Ac. 2, 27, 88; id. Agr. 1, 1, 1; id. Fragm. ap. Non. 395, 4 (opp. vinolenti); Sen. Ep. 18, 3; Hor. S. 2, 3, 281; id. C. 4, 5, 39: siccis omnia dura deus proposuit, id. ib. 1, 18, 3; id. Ep. 1, 19, 9; 1, 17, 12.
  2. II. Trop.
      1. 1. Firm, solid (acc. to I. B. 2.): (Attici) sani duntaxat et sicci habeantur, Cic. Opt. Gen. 3, 8; cf.: nihil erat in ejus oratione nisi sincerum, nihil nisi siccum atque sanum, id. Brut. 55, 202; Quint. 2, 4, 6.
      2. 2. Of style, dry, insipid, jejune (acc. to I. B. 3.): siccum et sollicitum et contractum dicendi propositum, Quint. 11, 1, 32: sicca et incondita et propemodum jejuna oratio, Gell. 14, 1, 32: durus et siccus, Tac. Or. 21: ne sicci omnino atque aridi pueri rhetoribus traderentur, ignorant, unformed, unprepared, Suet. Gram. 4.
      3. 3. Dry, cold: medullae, i. e. void of love, cold, Prop. 2, 12 (3, 3), 17; so, puella, Ov. A. A. 2, 686; Mart. 11, 81, 2; cf. id. 11, 17, 8.
        Hence, adv.: siccē, dryly, without wet or damp (very rare; perh. only in the two foll. passages).
    1. A. Lit.: ut bos sicce stabuletur, Col. 6, 12, 2.
    2. B. Trop.: eos solos Attice dicere, id est quasi sicce et integre, firmly, solidly, Cic. Opt. Gen. 4, 12; v. supra, II.

sīcĭnē (less correctly, siccĭne), adv. [sice, orig. form of sic, q. v., and the interrog. particle ne], so, thus; in interrog. and exclamatory sentences always beginning the sentence (once in Cic.; twice in Liv.; not in Cæs. or Sall.; freq. in the comic writers; sometimes in the other poets). Like sic, it refers either to a previous statement, or δεικτικῶς to something pointed out by the speaker (cf. sic, I. and III.). It almost always implies reproach; sometimes self-reproach (v. infra, 3.).

    1. 1. Referring to a previous statement: Sicine mi abs te refertur gratia? Plaut. Ps. 1, 3, 101: Sicine me spernis? id. Rud. 3, 6, 46: Sicine agis? Ter. Eun. 1, 2, 19; so id. ib. 4, 7, 34; id. Ad. 1, 2, 48: Sicine hunc decipis? id. Phorm. 3, 2, 43: Sicine tu eum, cui tu in consilio fuisses … in discrimen vocavisti? Cic. Fl. 33, 82: Sicine vestrum militem sinitis vexari ab inimicis? Liv. 6, 16, 2.
      So in oblique discourse: Rogitansque, sicine pugnaturos milites spopondisset? Liv. 7, 15, 2; cf. Plaut. As. 1, 2, 1; id. Cist. 2, 3, 38; id. Merc. 1, 2, 49; id. Poen. 1, 2, 176; Ter. Heaut. 4, 3, 13; Cat. 64, 132; 64, 134; 77, 3; Sil. 9, 25.
      Rarely used predicatively: Sicine est sententia? Ter. Heaut. 1, 1, 114.
    2. 2. Referring to something pointed out: Sicine hic cum uvidā veste grassabimur? Plaut. Rud. 1, 4, 32: Sicine, lente, jaces? Prop. 3, 7 (2, 15), 8; cf. Plaut. Cist. 1, 1, 115; id. Ps. 5, 5, 1; id. Poen. 3, 1, 9; App. M. 9, p. 180.
    3. 3. Sometimes it introduces exclamatory infinitive clauses: Sicine mi esse os oblĭtum, O that my face (eyes) should have been thus covered (blinded), Plaut. Curc. 4, 4, 34: Sicine me atque illam operā tuā nunc miseros sollicitarier! Ter. And. 4, 2, 6; cf. Plaut. Pers. 1, 1, 44.
    4. 4. Very rarely without implying reproach: Sicine eam incomptis vidisti flere capillis? did you see her weep just as she was, with unkempt hair? Prop. 4, 5 (3, 6), 9 (cf. sic, V. 3.).