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fĕrōcĭa , ae, f. ferox,
I.a wild or untamed spirit, fierceness, in a good or bad sense (class.).
II. In a bad sense, savageness, ferocity.
A. Prop.: ferocitate atque ferocia, Pac. ap. Non. 490, 19: qui comperit ejus vim et effrenatam illam ferociam, Cic. Fragm. ap. Non. 492, 3 (Rep. 5, 8 ed. Mos.): “arrogans atque intoleranda ferocia,id. Agr. 2, 33, 91; 2, 35, 96: “per communes liberos oravit exueret ferociam,Tac. A. 2, 72: “ingeniorum,Vell. 2, 115, 3: “stolida mentis,Ov. Hal. 58.—
B. Transf., of wine, harshness, roughness: “vini,Plin. 14, 19, 24, § 121.
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