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formīdo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. and n. v. 2. formido, fear, dread any thing; to be afraid, terrified, frightened (class.; syn.: metuo, timeo, vereor, trepido, tremo, paveo).
(γ). With ut or ne: “aliquem non formido, ut, etc.,Vop. Tac. 2, § 2: “formido miser, ne, etc.,Plaut. As. 2, 4, 55.—
(δ). With dat.: auro formidat Euclio: abstrudit foris, fears for the gold, Plaut. Aul. argum. 6.—(ε) With si: “male formido, si hera mea sciat tam socordem esse quam sum,Plaut. Cist. 4, 2, 4.—(ζ) Absol.: “intus paveo et foris formido,Plaut. Cist. 4, 2, 20: “ne formida,id. Mil. 4, 2, 20; id. As. 2, 4, 56; 3, 3, 48; id. Mil. 3, 3, 20: neque prius desinam formidare, quam tetigisse te Italiam audiero, Cael. ap. Cic. Fam. 8, 10, 1.
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