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transenna (trāsenna ), ae, f. (orig. perh. plaited work; hence),
I.a noose, springe, net.
I. Lit.: “nunc ab transennā hic turdus lumbricum petit,Plaut. Bacch. 4, 6, 22: in transennā demissum Vietoriae simulacrum, Sall. Fragm. ap. Non. 180. 21, and ap. Macr. S. 2, 9 (Hist. 2, 23, 3); so Amm. 20, 11, 22; 25, 6, 14; cf.: transenna βρόχος ἐν ἀφετηρίαις τεταμένος, Gloss. Philox.—
B. A netting, lattice-work (cf.: “cancelli, fenestra): quasi per transennam praetereuntes strictim aspeximus,as if through a lattice, while passing, Cic. de Or. 1, 35, 162.—
II. Trop., a snare, trap (Plautinian): hunc ego hominem hodie in transennam doctis ducam dolis, Plaut. Pers. 4, 3, 11; cf. id. Rud. 4, 7, 10 sq.
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