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fĕrōcĭtas , ātis, f. id.,
I.wild or untamed courage, fierceness, in a good or bad sense; cf. ferocia (class.).
II. In a bad sense, fierceness, savageness, ferocity: ferocitate atque ferocia, Pac. ap. Non. 490, 19: “quae haec, malum, ferocia est?Plaut. Ep. 5, 2, 44: “ut ferocitatem tuam istam comprimerem et audaciam frangerem,Cic. Vat. 1, 2: “ferocitatem reprimere,id. Off. 2, 11, 40: “tanta, ut, etc.,id. Deiot. 5, 15: “Ajax apud Achillem querens de ferocitate Trojanorum,id. Div. 2, 39, 82: “nimia contumacia et ferocitas,Suet. Vit. 12: “bestiarum,Vulg. 2 Macc. 15, 21.
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