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mĭnax , ācis, adj. 1. minor, lit.,
I.jutting out, projecting.
I. Lit. (poet.): “minaci Pendentem scopulo,overhanging, projecting, Verg. A. 8, 668: “robur saxi,overlying, incumbent, Lucr. 1, 881.—
II. Trop., threatening, menacing, full of threats or menaces (class.).
B. Of inanimate things: “aequor saevum minaxque,Ov. H. 19, 85: “fluvii,Verg. G. 3, 77: “pestilentia minacior,Liv. 4, 52 litterae, Cic. Fam. 16, 11, 2: “vox,Hor. C. 1, 10, 10: “unda,id. ib. 1, 12, 31: “genus dicendi,Quint. 11, 1, 3: “vultus,significant, Calp. 4, 1: “fortuna,Juv. 10, 52.—Hence, adv.: mĭnācĭter , threateningly, menacingly, with threats or menaces (class.): “adversarios minaciter terrere,Cic. de Or. 1, 20, 90: “dictum,Quint. 1, 5, 9.—Comp.: “minacius dicere quam facere,Cic. Phil. 5, 8, 21.
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