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trĭfĭdus , a, um, adj. ter-findo,
I.cleft or cloven into three parts, three-cleft, threeforked (poet. and mostly post-Aug.): “hasta (Neptuni),Val. Fl. 1, 641; cf.: “cuspis Neptuni,Claud. Rapt. Pros. 2, 181: “flamma,” i. e. lightning, Ov. M. 2, 325; cf. “ardores,Val. Fl. 6, 53: “viae Phocaeae,” i. e. cross-roads, Sen. Oedip. 772; cf. “Phocis,Stat. Th. 1, 64: “lingua serpentis,Sen. Med. 687; cf.: “motus linguae,Sil. 6, 222: “rostrum prorae,id. 6, 358: “Sicania,” i. e. triangular, Claud. Cons. Mall. Theod. 203.
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