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frīgĕo , ēre, v. n. frigus, be cold, chilly, to freeze (opp. calere, to be hot, to glow; whereas algere, subject., to feel cold, to freeze, is opp. aestuare, to feel hot; v. caleo and algeo; class.; esp. freq. in the trop. sense).
I. Lit.: “tange: si non totus friget, me enica,Ter. Phorm. 5, 8, 5; cf.: “summosque pedes attinge manusque: Non frigent,Pers. 3, 109: “friget aether,Auct. Aetn. 331: corpusque lavant frigentis et unguunt, of him who was cold and stiff, i. e. of the dead, Verg. A. 6, 219: “gelidus tardante senecta sanguis hebet, frigentque effetae in corpore vires,id. ib. 5, 396.—
II. Trop.
A. To be inactive or at a standstill, to have nothing to do; to be lifeless, languid, frigid; of things, to flag, droop: “in re frigidissima cales, in ferventissima friges,Auct. Her. 4, 15, 21; cf.: quod tibi supra scripsi, Curionem valde frigere, jam calet, Cael. ap. Cic. Fam. 8, 6, 5: “valde metuo, ne frigeas in hibernis: quamobrem camino luculento utendum censeo,Cic. Fam. 7, 10, 2: “frigens animis,Sil. 16, 598: “quantum stupere atque frigere... Caecilius visus est!to be frigid, Gell. 2, 23, 7: “frigere (al. frigida) videntur ista plerisque,to be dull, frigid, Quint. 4, 2, 59: sermonem quaerere; “ubi friget, huc evasit, etc.,flags, halts, Ter. Eun. 3, 3, 11 Ruhnk.—Prov.: “Sine Cerere et Libero friget Venus,Ter. Eun. 4, 5, 6; also ap. Cic. N. D. 2, 23, 60.—
B. With respect to the estimation or favor in which a person or thing stands, to be coldly received, coldly treated, slighted, disregarded, to be without power: “quare tibicen Antigenidas dixerit discipulo sane frigenti ad populum: Mihi cane et Musis,Cic. Brut. 50, 187: plane jam, Brute, frigeo; ὄργανον enim erat meum senatus; “id jam est dissolutum,id. Fam. 11, 14, 1: “Nimirum homines frigent,Ter. Eun. 2, 2, 37; Serv. ad Verg. G. 4, 104: “Memmius quidem friget, Scaurum autem jampridem Pompeius abjecit,Cic. Q. Fr. 3, 8, 3 (for which: “Memmius mirum in modum jacet, Scaurus refrixerat,id. ib. 3, 2 fin.: “Memmius plane refrixerat,id. Att. 4, 18, 3): “jacent beneficia Nuculae, friget patronus Antonius,id. Phil. 6, 5, 14: “an hoc significas, nihil fieri, frigere te?id. Fam. 7, 18, 2: “prima contio Pompei frigebat,remained unnoticed, id. Att. 1, 14, 1: “cum omnia consilia frigerent,were of no effect, Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 25, § 60: “sin autem ista frigebunt, recipias te ad nos,id. Fam. 7, 11 fin.
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    • Cicero, Letters to his Friends, 11.14.1
    • Cicero, Letters to his Friends, 7.10.2
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    • Cicero, Letters to his Friends, 7.18.2
    • Cicero, Letters to his Friends, 8.6.5
    • Cicero, Letters to Atticus, 1.14.1
    • Cicero, Letters to Atticus, 4.18.3
    • Cicero, Letters to his brother Quintus, 3.8.3
    • Cicero, Against Verres, 2.2.60
    • Cicero, Philippics, 6.5.14
    • Vergil, Aeneid, 6.219
    • Cicero, de Natura Deorum, 2.23
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 4, 2.59
    • Gellius, Noctes Atticae, 2.23.7
    • Persius, Saturae, 3
    • Cicero, Brutus, 50.187
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