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τορός , ά, όν, (cf. τέρε-τρον, τετραίνω)
A.piercing:
I. of the voice, piercing, thrilling, Luc.Bacch.7, Alciphr.3.48; “τὸ τ. τῆς φωνῆςPorph. Plot.2: metaph., τ. φόβος thrilling fear, A.Ch.32 (lyr.). Adv., “τορῶς γεγωνεῖνE.lon696 (lyr.): neut. as Adv., τορὸν ἠχεῖν, βοᾶν, Philostr. VS1.25.10, Her.19.12.
b. of the ear, acute, fine, AP7.409 (Antip. Thess.).
c. of the eye, piercing, Opp.C.1.181.
II. of persons, sharp, ready, smart, X.Lac.2.11 (Sup.), D.H.Rh.11.5, cj. in Call.Fr.78 (Sup.). Adv., “ἐπερείδεσθαι τορῶςAr.Ra.1102 (troch.); “τ. τε καὶ ὀξέως διακονεῖνPl.Tht.175e, Luc. Anach.21, Merc.Cond.35: Sup. “-ώταταAel.NA1.43.
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