LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Adverbial accusative of nimius (too great, excessive).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

nimium (not comparable)

  1. too, too much
  2. excessively, exceedingly, overly
    • 8 CE, Ovid, Fasti 3.288-289:
      rēx pavet et volgī pectora terror habet,
      cui dea ‘nē nimium terrēre!’
      Terror grips the people’s hearts, and the king is alarmed,
      to whom the goddess [says], ‘‘Don't be overly dismayed.’’

      (The goddess might sound more formal when advising the king; or, she could say: ‘‘Don't be too afraid.’’)

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • nimium”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • nimium”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • nimium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to go deeply into a matter, discuss it fully: multum, nimium esse (in aliqua re) (De Or. 2. 4. 17)
    • to be pedantic: nimium diligentem esse