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^-frēno (refraeno ), āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. *
I. To hold in with a bridle, to check, curb: “equos,Curt. 4, 16, 3.—
II. In gen., to bridle, check, curb, restrain, hold back.
A. Lit.: “fluvios,Lucr. 6, 531; cf. “aquas,Ov. H. 6, 87: “materiem per membra,Lucr. 2, 276; cf.: “copiam materiaï,id. 2, 283.—
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