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terrĕo , ŭi, ĭtum, 2, v. a. Sanscr. root tras-, trasāmi, tremble; Gr. τρέω, frighten, affright, put in fear or dread, to alarm, terrify.
II. Transf.
A. To drive away by terror, to frighten or scare away (poet.): “profugam per totum terruit orbem,Ov. M. 1, 727: “fures vel falce vel inguine,id. ib. 14, 640; cf.: “has (Nymphas) pastor fugatas terruit,id. ib. 14, 518: “volucres (harundo),Hor. S. 1, 8, 7: “saepe etiam audacem fugat hoc terretque poëtam,id. Ep. 2, 1, 182: “terret ambustus Phaethon avaras Spes,id. C. 4, 11, 25.—
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