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trĕmo , ŭi, 3, v. n. and
I.a. [cf. Gr. τρέμω, to tremble; ἀτρέμας, quiet].
I. Neutr., to shake, quake, quiver, tremble, etc. (freq. and class.; cf. trepido): sapiens si algebis, tremes, Novat. ap. Cic. de Or.2, 70, 285 (Com.Rel. v. 116 Rib.): “pro monstro extemplo'st, quando qui sudat tremit,Plaut. As. 2, 2, 23: “viden', ut tremit atque extimuit,id. Mil. 4, 6, 57: “totus Tremo horreoque, Ter Eun. 1, 2, 4: si qui tremerent et exalbescerent objecta terribili re extrinsecus,Cic. Ac. 2, 15, 48: “timidus ac tremens,id. Pis. 30, 74: “tremo animo,id. Q. Fr. 1, 1, 1, § 4; so, “animo,Sen. Agam. 833: “toto pectore tremens,Cic. Tusc. 4, 22, 49: corde et genibus tremit, Hor. C. 1, 23, 8.—In a Greek construction: “tremis ossa pavore,Hor. S. 2, 7, 57: “ingemit et tremit artus,Lucr. 3, 489; cf. Verg. G. 3, 84.—
B. Of things: mare caelum terram ruere ac tremere diceres, Afran. ap. Prob. ap. Verg. E. 6, 31 (Com. Rel. v. 9 Rib.): “membra miserae tremunt,Plaut. Cas. 3, 5, 2: “genua,Sen. Ep. 11, 2: “artus, Verg, A. 3, 627: manus,Ov. M. 8, 211: “umeri,Verg. A. 2, 509: “haec trementi questus ore,Hor. Epod. 5, 11; so, “ore tremente,Ov. Tr. 3, 11, 54 et saep.: “Africa terribili tremit horrida terra tumultu, Enn. ap. Fest p. 153 Müll. (Ann. v. 311 Vahl.): verbere ripae,Hor. C. 3, 27, 23: “aequor,Ov. M. 4, 136: “ilices,Hor. Epod. 10, 8: “hasta per armos Acta,Verg. A. 11, 645: “vela,Lucr. 4, 77: “frusta (carnis),” i.e. to quiver, Verg. A. 1, 212: “seges altis flava spicis,Sen. Oedip 50; id. Med. 46.—
II. Act., to quake or tremble at a thing (mostly poet. and perhaps not ante-Aug.): “virgas ac secures dictatoris tremere atque horrere, Liv, 22, 27, 3: Junonem Offensam,Ov. M. 2, 519: “neque iratos Regum apices neque militum arma,Hor. C. 3, 21, 19: “jussa virum nutusque,Sil. 2, 53: “te Stygii tremuere lacus,Verg. A. 8, 296: “non praesidum gladios tremunt,Lact. 5, 13, 17: “varios casus,Sen. Troad. 262: “hostem,id. ib. 317. — Hence, trĕmendus , a, um, P a. (acc. to II.), that is to be trembled at; hence, fearful, dreadful, frightful, formidable, terrible, tremendous (poet. and in post-Aug. prose): “manes adiit regemque tremendum,Verg. G. 4, 469: “Chimaera,Hor. C. 4, 2, 15: “vates visu audituque,Stat. Th. 10, 164: “oculi,Ov. M. 3, 577: “cuspis,Hor. C. 4, 6, 7: “tumultus,id. ib. 1, 16, 11: “Alpes,id. ib. 4, 14, 12: “monita Carmentis,Verg. A. 8, 335: “nefas,Val. Fl. 2, 209: “tigris animal velocitatis tremendae,Plin. 8, 18, 25, § 66.
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