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tener era, erum, adj. with comp. tenerior and sup. tenerrimus

2 TA-, soft, delicate, tender, yielding : palma: harundinum radices, Cs.: cana legam tenerā lanugine mala, V.: caules, H.: rami, O.: res tenerae, i. e. the plants , V.: prata tenerrima, O.: Aër, thin , V.: gallina, tender , H.: Dianam tenerae dicite virgines, H.Of tender age, young, youthful : tener et rudis: equis vetulis teneros anteponere solemus: grex, Ph.: a teneris, ut Graeci dicunt, unguiculis, i. e. from childhood : De tenero ungui, H.—As subst: parcendum est teneris, i. e. boys , Iu.: in teneris, in early youth , V.Effeminate : saltatores: vestis teneris Maecenatibus apta, Iu.—Fig., soft, delicate, tender, mobile, yielding : nihil est tam tenerum quam voluntas erga nos civium: tenerior animus: tenerae Mentes, H.: pudor, O.: oratio: versūs, H.: animus (pueri), i. e. weak .

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