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strīdeo , di, 2, and strīdo , di, 3 (both forms equally in use;
I.v. in the foll.) [perh. root star, to resound; cf. Gr. τρίζω, τόργος; also Lat. turdus, sterto, trisso], v. n., to make or utter any harsh, shrill, hissing, whistling, grating, or creaking sound; to creak, hiss, whizz, whistle, rattle, buzz (mostly poet.; cf.: strepo, fremo): ferri stridit acumen, Enn. ap. Prisc. p. 838 P. (Ann. v. 364 Vahl.): “striderat hasta,id. ib. p. 817 P. (Ann. v. 365 Vahl.): “candens ferrum e fornacibus Stridit,Lucr. 6, 149; cf. Verg. A. 8, 450; Ov. M. 9, 171; 12, 279: “striduntque cavernis Stricturae chalybum,Verg. A. 8, 420: “serpentum Cerberus ore Stridet,Tib. 1, 3, 72; cf. Verg. A. 6, 288: “striges,Ov. F. 6, 140: “gryllus,Plin. 29, 6, 39, § 138: “barbaraque horribili stridebat tibia cantu,Cat. 64, 264: “serrae stridentis acerbus Horror,Lucr. 2, 410: “foribus cardo aënis,Verg. A. 1, 449: “plaustra,id. G. 3, 536: “mare refluentibus undis,id. ib. 4, 262: “alae cygnorum,id. A. 1, 397: “sagitta,id. ib. 12, 319; cf. id. ib. 5, 502: “silvae,id. ib. 2, 418: “rudentes aquilone,Ov. Tr. 1, 11, 19: “aeger dentibus stridet,Cels. 2, 6 med.: “jecur in verubus,Sen. Thyest. 770: “funes,Plin. Ep. 9, 26, 4.—With human subjects, of any loud or inharmonious sound: quidnam hoc soniti est, quod stridunt foris? Pac. ap. Non. 491, 24 (Trag. Rel. v. 133 Rib.). cum striderat (Alcestis) retracta rursus inferis, Att. ap. Prisc. 9, p. 867 P. (Trag. Rel. v. 57 Rib.): “Troglodytae stridunt magis quam loquuntur,Mel. 1, 8: “stridunt animae currumque sequuntur,Stat. Th. 7, 770: “pressoque diu stridere molari,gnash, Juv. 5, 160.
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