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τέρην , εινα^, εν, gen. τέρενος, είνης, ενος; poet. fem. gen. τερένης, Dor. and Aeol. -ας, Alc.61, AP9.430 (Crin.):—poet. Adj.
A.soft, delicate, in Hom. mostly in neut., “τέρεν δάκρυIl.3.142, al.; “τέρενα φύλλα13.180, Od.12.357; “τέρεν᾽ ἄνθεα ποίης9.449, cf. Sapph. 54; “τέρεν αἷμαEmp.100.6; τ. δέμας ib.11: metaph., “τέρεν ἄνθος ἥβηςHes.Th.988: masc. only in the phrase τέρενα χρόα, Il.4.237, al., Hes.Op.522, Th.5: fem., “γλήχωνι τερείνῃh.Cer.209; “παρθένος τέρειναHippon.90; “παιδὶ τερείνῃThgn.261; “τέρειναν ματέρ᾽ οἰνάνθας ὀπώρανPi.N.5.6; poet. gen. “τερένας ὀπώραςAlc. l.c.; “τέρειν᾽ ὀπώραA.Supp.998; “μυρσίναις τερείναιςAnacreont.30.1; “τέρεινα δάφναIbyc. 6; ὄψιν τέρειναν a tender sight, i.e. one that causes tender feelings, E.Med.905: of sound, τέρεν φθέγγεται (sc. παῖς) Thgn.266; “τερένων ὑπ᾽ αὐλῶνAnacr.20: Comp. “τερενώτεροςLyr.Adesp.76; “τερέντεροςAntim.97; “τερεινότεροςAP5.120 (Phld.). (Cf. τέρυ, Sabine tereno- 'soft', Lat. tenero- (prob. influenced by tenuis), Skt. táruṇas 'young, tender'.)
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (11):
    • Aeschylus, Suppliant Maidens, 998
    • Euripides, Medea, 905
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 5
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 988
    • Hesiod, Works and Days, 522
    • Homer, Iliad, 13.180
    • Homer, Odyssey, 12.357
    • Homer, Odyssey, 9.449
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 2 to Demeter, 209
    • Homer, Iliad, 3.142
    • Homer, Iliad, 4.237
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