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frēnum (frae-) ī, n plur. frēnī, ōrum, m, or frēna, ōrum, n

3 FER-, a bridle, curb, bit : frenumque (equus) recepit, H.: non frenum depulit ore, H.—Prov.: frenum mordere, take the bit in one's teeth , i.e. resist.—Plur. : sonipes frena mandit, V.: frenos audire, V.: inhibuit frenos, L.: asellum docere currere frenis, H.: frenos pati, Ph.: ea frena furenti (Sibyllae) Concutit Apollo, V.—Fig., a bridle, curb, means of governing, restraint, check, limit : Ni frenum accipere et victi parere fatentur, V.: furoris: date frenos naturae, give the reins to , L.: pinus, cui victa remisit Frena rector, the helm , O.: frena licentiae Inicere, H.: calcaribus in Ephoro, in Theopompo frenis uti: prosiliet frenis natura remotis, H.

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