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Tĕrentĭus , i, m.; Tĕrentĭa , ae, f.,
I.Terence, the name of a Roman gens
1. P. Terentius After, the celebrated comic poet, born at Carthage A. U. C. 569, Cic. Fam. 13, 35, 1; Suet. Vit. Ter.—
2. M. Terentius Varro, a celebrated schotar, an elder contemporary and friend of Cicero, Gell. 13, 10, 6; Plin. 35, 14, 49.—
3. C. Terentius Varro, Roman general at Cannœ, Liv. 22, 61.—In fem., Terentia, the wife of Cicero. — Hence,
A. -rentĭus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to a Terentius, Terentian: “Terentia et Cassia lex frumentaria,Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 21, § 52. —
B. Tĕrentĭānus , a, um, adj., of Terence, Terentian: “Chremes,” i. e. occurring in the poet Terence, Cic. Fin. 1, 1, 3; so, Phormio, id. Fragm. ap. Quint. 6, 3, 56: “Terentianus ipse se puniens,” i. e. the Heautontimoroumenos, id. Tusc. 3, 27, 65: “verbum,id. Lael. 24, 89: “exercitus,commanded by M Terentius Varro, Liv. 23, 32, 16.—
C. -rentilla , ae, f. dim. of Terentia, Aug. ap. Suet. Aug. 69. —
2. Subst.: Tĕrentĭā-nus , i, m., a proper name. L. Terentianus Maurus, a grammarian at the close of the first century after Christ, author of a metrical work.
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