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con-frăgōsus , a, um,
I.adj., broken, rough, uneven (in good prose; cf. confragus; not in Cic.).
I. Prop.: “ager,Varr. R. R. 1, 18, 4: “fundus,id. ib. 1, 20, 5: “locus lapidibus,Col. 2, 2, 8; cf. id. 6, 17, 2; and Liv. 28, 2, 1; 32, 4, 4: “via (together with ardua et aspera),id. 44, 3, 3; cf. Sen. Ep. 84, 13: “angustiae,Liv. 38, 41, 5; 5, 26, 5.— Hence, subst.: confrăgōsum , i, n., a rough place or region: “fortior miles ex confragoso venit,Sen. Ep. 51, 10: “castra inter confragosa omnia locat,Liv. 21, 32, 9; 5, 26, 5.—Trop.: “e confragosis atque asperis evecti,Quint. 6, 1, 52.—
II. Trop. (several times in Plaut. and in Quint. like fragosus; “elsewhere rare): condiciones,hard, difficult, Plaut. Men. 4, 2, 25; id. Cist. 2, 3, 70; “with velut,Quint. 8, 5, 29: “nomina quaedam versusque,id. 1, 1, 37: “argumenta (together with horrida),id. 5, 8, 1.—* Comp., Mall. Theod. Metr. 7.—No sup.—Hence, adv.: confrăgōsē , roughly, unevenly, Mar. Vict. p. 2550.
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