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terō trīvī (trīstī for trīvistī, Ct.), trītus, ere

1 TER-, to rub, rub away, wear away, bruise, grind, bray triturate : lacrimulam oculos terendo exprimere, T.: unguibus herbas, O.: calamo labellum, i. e. to blow upon the flute , V.: calcem calce, tread upon , V.—Of grain, to rub off, tread out, thresh : Milia frumenti tua triverit area centum, H.: teret area culmos, V.: Ut patriā careo, bis frugibus area trita est, i. e. during two harvests , O.To rub smooth, burnish, polish, sharpen : mordaci pumice crura, O.: radios rotis, smoothed, turned , V.: catillum manibus, H.To lessen by rubbing, rub away, wear away by use, wear out : silices, O.: ferrum, to dull , O.: trita vestis, H.—Of a place, to wear, tread often, visit, frequent : iter, V.: Appiam mannis, H.: viam, O.—Fig., of time, to wear away, use up, pass, spend, waste, kill : in convivio tempus, L.: teretur interea tempus: teritur bellis civilibus aetas, H.: Omne aevum ferro, V.: otium conviviis comissationibusque inter se, L.To exert greatly, exhaust, wear out : in opere longinquo sese, L.: in armis plebem, L.—Of words, to wear by use, render common, make trite : verbum sermone: quae (nomina) consuetudo diurna trivit.

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