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frăgōsus , a, um, adj. fragor.
I. (Acc. to fragor, I.) Apt to be broken, fragile (poet. and in post-Aug. prose).
A. Lit.: “fragosa putri corpore,Lucr. 2, 860.—
2. Transf., rough, uneven: “silvis horrentia saxa fragosis,Ov. M. 4, 778: “mons,Grat. Cyneg. 527. —
B. Trop., of speech, uneven, unequal: “fragosa atque interrupta oratio,Quint. 9, 4, 7: “aures fragosis offenduntur,id. 9, 4, 116: “versus,Diom. p. 499 P.—
II. (Acc. to fragor, II.) Crashing, rushing, roaring (poet.): “medioque fragosus Dat sonitum saxis et torto vertice torrens,Verg. A. 7, 566: “vada,Val. Fl. 2, 622: “arx Maleae,id. 4, 261: lux, a rattling gleam (lightning), id. 2, 198: “murmura leonum,Claud. II. Cons. Stil. 337: “nares,Amm. 14, 6, 25.—Hence, * adv.: fră-gōse (acc. to II.), with a crashing: “(secures a ligno laricis) respuuntur et fragosius sidunt, aegrius revelluntur,Plin. 16, 10, 19, § 47.
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