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horror , ōris, m. horreo,
I.a standing on end, standing erect, bristling.
I. Lit. (only poet. and very rare): “comarum,Luc. 5, 154; Val. Fl. 1, 229: “pontus non horrore tremit,” i. e. was not ruffled, agitated, Luc. 5, 446; cf.: “montes horrore nivali semper obducti,Amm. 15, 10, 1.—*
B. Trop., roughness, rudeness of speech: “veterem illum horrorem malim quam istam novam licentiam,Quint. 8, 5, 34.—
II. Transf. (cf. horreo, II.).
A. A shaking, trembling.
1. In gen. (poet. and in post-Aug. prose): “tremulo ramos horrore moveri,Ov. M. 9, 345: “horror soli,Flor. 2, 6.—
2. In partic.
c. A shaking or trembling with joy: “laetus per artus horror iit,Stat. Th. 1, 494; cf.: “me quaedam divina voluptas percipit atque horror,Lucr. 3, 29 sq.
B. That which causes dread, a terror, horror (poet.): “serrae stridentis,Lucr. 2, 411: “validi ferri natura et frigidus horror,id. 6, 1011: “Scipiadas, belli fulmen, Carthaginis horror,id. 3, 1034; “imitated by Sil.: jacet campis Carthaginis horror,Sil. 15, 340.
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