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habēna ae, f

HAB-, a holder, halter, rein : laeva, H.—Usu. plur: equorum per colla Excutit habenas, O.: omnīs effundit habenas, V.: effusissimis habenis, L.A thong, strap : (turbo) actus habenā, V.: metuens pendentis habenae, i. e. the lash , H.—Fig., only plur, the reins, direction, management, government : regum, C. poët.: Fluminibus totas inmittite habenas, give the reins to , O.: furit inmissis Volcanus habenis, V.: classi inmittit habenas, V.: laxissimas habenas habere amicitiae: populi, O.: rerum, of the state , V.

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