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lēniō (imperf. lēnībat, lēnībant, V.; fut. lenibunt, Pr.), īvī, ītus, īre

lenis, to soften, mollify, moderate, assuage, soothe, calm : fluvium tumentem, V.: Latrantem stomachum, H.: inopiam frumenti, S.—Fig., to render mild, appease, alleviate, mitigate, calm, pacify : mihi miseriam, T.: illum iratum: te ipsum dies leniet: tigrīs, tame , H.: umbras, O.: seditionem, L.: saepius fatigatus lenitur, S.: dolentem Solando, V.

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