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fŭrĭa , ae, f., and, more commonly, plur.: fŭrĭae , ārum, f. furo,
I.violent passion, rage, madness, fury.
I. Appellatively (only poet. for furor or rabies): “unius ob noxam et furias Ajacis _lei,Verg. A. 1, 41: “ubi concepit furias,” i. e. became furious, id. ib. 4, 474: “tauri,Mart. 2, 43, 5: “canum,Grat. Cyneg. 392: “in furias agitantur equae,” i. e. furious, ardent desire, Ov. A. A. 2, 478; Verg. G. 3, 244; Prop. 4 (5), 4, 68. “auri,the fierce greediness for gold, Sil. 2, 500: “ergo omnis furiis surrexit Etruria justis,in just fury, just wrath, Verg. A. 8, 494: “honestae (Sagunti),Stat. S. 4, 6, 84.— “Of things: tranare sonoras Torrentum furias,the wild raging, roaring, Claud. III. Cons. Hon. 45.—
II. As a nom. prop.: Fŭrĭae , the three goddesses of vengeance (Allecto, Megaera, and Tisiphone), the Furies (syn.: Dirae, Eumenides).
B. Transf., in gen., avenging spirits, tormenting spirits.
(β). Sing., applied to persons who are furious or who are plotting mischief, a fury.—So of Clodius: “illa furia ac pestis patriae,Cic. Sest. 14, 33; “of the same,id. ib. 17, 39; cf. “also: illa furia muliebrium religionum, qui non pluris fecerat Bonam Deam quam tres sorores,id. Fam. 1, 9, 15; id. Q. Fr. 3, 1, 4; Hor. S. 2, 3, 141: “hunc juvenem (i. e. Hannibalem) tamquam furiam facemque hujus belli odi ac detestor,Liv. 21, 10, 11.
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