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trĕmor , ōris, m. tremo,
I.a shaking, quaking, quivering, trembling, tremor.
I. Lit.
A. In gen. (class.; cf. trepidatio); “terrorem pallor et tremor consequitur,Cic. Tusc. 4, 8, 19; cf id. Ac. 2, 15, 48: “quo tremore et pallore dixit!id. Fl. 4, 10: “omnia corusca prae tremore fabulor,Plaut. Rud. 2, 6, 42: “gelidusque per ima cucurrit Ossa tremor,Verg. A. 2, 121: “subitus tremor occupat artus,id. ib. 7, 446; “Ov M. 3, 40: donec manibus tremor incidat unctis,Hor. Ep. 1, 16, 23: “tota tremor pertemptet equorum Corpora, Verg G 3, 250: errat per artus,Sen. Herc Oet. 706. — Plur., Plin. 24, 7, 24, § 40.—Personified: “Frigus iners illic habitant Pallorque Tremorque,Ov. M. 8, 790.—
b. Of inanim. things: “dum tremor (ignium) est clarus,Lucr. 5, 587. —
B. In partic., an earthquake: “tremor terras graviter pertentat,Lucr. 6, 287; 6, 577; Claud. ap. Eutr. 2, 27.—In plur., Lucr. 6, 547; Ov. M. 6, 699; 15, 271; 15, 798; Luc. 7, 414; cf. Sen. Q. N. 6, 21, 3; Plin. 36, 10, 15, § 73.—
II. Transf., act., like terror, of that which causes trembling, fear, etc., a dread, terror (very rare): “(Cacus) silvarum tremor,Mart. 5, 65, 5; cf. id. 5, 24, 4: “ponti,Petr. 123.
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