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tenāx ācis, adj. with comp. and (late) sup.

2 TA-, holding fast, griping, tenacious : forceps, V.: dente tenaci Ancora fundabat navīs, V.: lappa, O.Holding fast, griping, sparing, niggardly, stingy, tenacious : pater: genus Quaesiti tenax, O. —Of things, holding fast, clinging : in tenaci gramine, i. e. matted , H.: cerae, sticky , V.: passu stare tenaci, O.: pondere tenacior (navis), L.: luctandum est cum tenacissimo sabulo, Cu.—Fig., holding fast, retentive, firm, steadfast, persistent, tenacious : fides, O.: propositi, H.: iustitiae, Iu.: ficti pravique (Fama), V.Stubborn, obstinate : equus contra sua vincla tenax, O.: equum tenacem, non parentem, etc., L.: Caesaris ira, O.

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