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tergum ī, n

TRAG-, the back : manibus ad tergum reiectis: tergo poenas pendere, T.: tergo ac capite puniri, L.: recurvum (of the dolphin), O.The back part, reverse, hinder part, rear : Praebere Phoebo terga, to sun itself , O.: Terga Parthorum dicam, the flight , O.: terga vincentium, Ta.: libri in tergo necdum finitus Orestes, written on the back , Iu.—In phrase, a tergo or post tergum, behind, in the rear : a tergo, fronte, lateribus tenebitur: ut a tergo Milonem adorirentur, behind : tumultum hostilem a tergo accepit, S.: post tergum hostium legionem ostenderunt, Cs.: qui iam post terga reliquit Sexaginta annos, has passed , Iu.: tot amnibus montibusque post tergum obiectis, Cu.—With verto or do, to turn the back, turn back, take flight, run away, flee, retreat : omnes hostes terga verterunt, Cs.: qui plures simul terga dederant, etc., L.: terga fugae praebere, O.: terga praestare (fugae), Ta.The back, surface : proscisso quae suscitat aequore terga, V.: amnis, O. —Of an animal, the body : (serpens) Squamea convolvens sublato pectore terga, V.: horrentia centum Terga suum, i. e. head of swine , V.: perpetuo tergo bovis, V.The covering of the back, skin, hide, leather : Taurino quantum possent circumdare tergo, ox-hide , V.: venti bovis inclusi tergo, i. e. in a bag of bull's hide , O.: Et feriunt molles taurea terga manūs, i. e. tymbals , O.: rupit Terga novena boum, i. e. the nine thicknesses of bull's hide , O.: per linea terga (scuti), V.

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