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crŭentus , a, um, adj. cruor,
I.spotted, covered, or stained with blood, bloody.
I. Prop. (freq. and class.): “cruentus sanguine civium Romanorum,Cic. Phil. 4, 2, 4; cf.: “sanguine fraterno,Hor. S. 2, 5, 15: “caede filii,Just. 38, 8, 4: “cadaver Clodii,Cic. Mil. 13, 33: “vehiculum,Liv. 1, 48, 8: “gladius,Quint. 4, 2, 13; 6, 1, 30: “praetexta C. Caesaris,id. ib. § 31: “vestis,id. 5, 9, 1: “busta,Prop. 2, 13 (3, 5), 38: “sputa,id. 4 (5), 5, 68 et saep.: “victoria,Sall. C. 58, 21: pax, Tac. A. 1, 10: “iter,id. H. 1, 6: “epistulae,id. A. 3, 44: “aspectu Oceanus,id. ib. 14, 32 et saep.: “gaudens Bellona cruentis,in shedding blood, Hor. S. 2, 3, 223.—Comp.: “vomica,Cels. 2, 8. —
II. Transf.
A. Delighting in blood, blood-thirsty, cruel (poet.): “Mars,Hor. C. 2, 14, 13: “hostis,id. ib. 1, 2, 39; Sen. Cons. Marc. 20, 3: “ille (Achilles) ferox belloque cruentior ipso,Ov. M. 12, 592.—
b. Of abstract subjects, bloody, cruel: “ira,Hor. C. 3, 2, 11: “bella,Just. 29, 3, 3.—Comp.: “bellum,Vell. 2, 71, 2.—Sup.: “ille cruentissimus Romano nomine dies,Vell. 2, 52, 2.—
B. Spotted or stained with blood, polluted: insigne summi capitis, * Lucr. 5, 1137.—
C. Bloodred, red: “myrta,the red myrtle-berry, Verg. G. 1, 306.—Advv.
a. crŭentē (post-Aug.), cruelly, severely, Just. 39, 3, 8; 23, 2, 7.— Comp., Sen. Ben. 5, 16, 5; Vop. Aur. 21.— Sup., Oros. 1, 17.—*
b. crŭenter , the same, App. M. 3, p. 73.
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