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trĕpĭdo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. n. and
I.a. [id.], to hurry with alarm, to bustle about anxiously, be in a state of confusion, agitation, or trepidation (class., but not in Cic.): “ut ille trepidabat! ut festinabat miser!Plaut. Cas. 2, 7, 9; “so with festinare,Ter. Ad. 3, 2, 25; Sall. C. 31, 1: “quid est quod trepidas, Ter Eun. 5, 5, 8: tum demum Titurius trepidare, concursare,Caes. B. G. 5, 33: “trepidare omnibus locis,Sall. J. 38, 5: “currere per totum pavidi conclave magisque Exanimes trepidare,Hor. S. 2, 6, 114: “dum in sua quisque ministeria discursu trepidat ad prima signa,Liv. 23, 16, 12: “trepidante totā civitate ad excipiendum Poenum visendumque,id. 23, 7, 10: “circa vallum (hostes), Auct. B. Afr. 82, 1: circum artos cavos (mures),Phaedr. 4, 6, 3: “vigiles tumultuari, trepidare, moliri portam,Liv. 27, 28, 10: “nobis trepidandum in acie instruendā erat,id. 44, 38, 11: “dum trepidant alae,Verg. A. 4, 121: “lymphati trepidare coeperunt,Curt. 4, 12, 14: “at Romanus homo ... Corde suo trepidat,Enn. Ann. 4, 7; Plaut. Ep. 1, 1, 59: “spe trepido,Luc. 7, 297: “trepidare laetitiā,Arn. 7, n. 4: “voce,Pers. 1, 20: “multa manu medicā Phoebique potentibus herbis Nequiquam trepidat,Verg. A. 12, 403: “nam veluti pueri trepidant atque omnia caecis In tenebris metuunt,Lucr. 2, 55; 3, 87; 6, 35; cf.: “ancipiti trepidant terrore per urbes,id. 6, 596: “recenti mens trepidat metu,Hor. C. 2, 19, 5: “metu falso,Ov. Tr 1, 5, 37: “formidine belli,id. ib. 3, 10, 67: “in dubiis periclis,Lucr. 3, 1076: “ridetque (deus), si mortalis ultra Fas trepidat,Hor. C. 3, 29, 32.—Impers. pass.: “trepidari sentio et cursari rursum prorsum,Ter. Hec. 3, 1, 35: “totis trepidatur castris,Caes. B. G. 6, 37: “ubi jam trepidatur,Lucr. 3, 598: “vastis trepidatur in arvis,Sil. 4, 26: “si gradibus trepidatur ab imis,Juv. 3, 200.—
(β). Like tremo with acc., to tremble at, be afraid of (poet. and very rare): “et motae ad lunam trepidabis harundinis umbram,Juv. 10, 21: “occursum amici,id. 8, 152: “lupos (damae),Sen. Herc. Oet. 1058.—
b. Of things, Lucr. 2, 965: “quae (aqua) per pronum trepidat cum murmure rivum,Hor. Ep. 1, 10, 21; cf.: “obliquo laborat Lympha fugax trepidare rivo,id. C. 2, 3, 12: “flammae trepidant,flare, waver, flicker, id. ib. 4, 11, 11: “trepidantia exta,throbbing, quivering, palpitating, Ov. M. 15, 576: “sic aquilam pennā fugiunt trepidante columbae,id. ib. 1, 506: “sub dentibus artus,id. ib. 14, 196.—
c. With inf.: “octavum trepidavit aetas Claudere lustrum,Hor. C. 2, 4, 24.—Hence, trĕpĭdanter , adv., trem blingly, timorously, anxiously, with trepidation (rare): “trepidanter effatus,Suet. Ner. 49.—Comp.: “trepidantius timidiusque agere,Caes. B. C. 1, 19.
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