from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Doubtful; not of definite form.


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  • Vis a dubio liberari? vis quod incertum est evadere?

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Post unam noctem incertum unde offensam cepit propter foetentem ejus spiritum alii dicunt, vel latentem foeditatem repudiavit, rem faciens plane illicitam, et regiae personae multum indecoram.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • In general, Pompeii's buildings are made with rubble walls, a technique today called opus incertum.

    Interactive Dig Pompeii - Field Notes: August 5, 2002

  • Much of the tufa block had been fragmented in the demolition, and Sulla knew what he was going to do with that; it would be incorporated into the opus incertum construction of the new temple of Fortuna Primigenia in Praeneste.

    Fortune's Favorites

  • Brick was also largely employed in the construction of the foundations and inner walls of public buildings, being arranged at a later date into ornamental patterns, to which the names of _opus incertum_ and _opus reticulatum_ were given; and in the manufacture of this substance, which they were probably at first taught by the Etruscan artificers of Veii in the neighbourhood, the Romans reached a high degree of perfection.

    Roman Mosaics Or, Studies in Rome and Its Neighbourhood

  • Eam gubernator [Albany], blanditiis an minis incertum, persuasam induxit, ut resignato in ipsum comitatu Rossensi, ab eo rursum reciperet his legibus, ut si ipsa sine liberis decederet, ad filium eius secundo natum rediret.

    An Outline of the Relations between England and Scotland (500-1707)

  • _B1C_ lothos _MFLTH2I2_ lethes _I1P_ sucus _H1_ _quid B2, incertum

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • [279] _Incerti_ is here used passively and personally, 'uncertain what it might be,' for _de quibus incertum erat, quidnam esset_; and the neuter _quidnam_ is used in the sense of the masculine plural, 'it was uncertain whether they were men, and what sort of men.'

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • Atque illi, felicissimo omnium ante civilem victoriam, nunquam super industriam fortuna fuit, [529] multique dubitavere, fortior an felicior esset; nam postea quae fecerit, incertum habeo, pudeat magis an pigeat disserere.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • Quos statim acciverat, incertum an aperiens, et ante ignaros.

    The Student's Companion to Latin Authors


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