Definition of frenum, fraenum
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Orthography ID = 1006493
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LEM
frēnum, frēnī
(fraenum, fraenī)
3 FER-
noun (n., 2nd declension)
  1. a bridle, curb, bit
  2. [figuratively] a bridle, curb, means of governing, restraint, check, limit
Abbreviations
frēnum (frae-) ī, n plur. frēnī, ōrum, m, or frēna, ōrum, n 3 FER-, a bridle, curb, bit: frenumque (equus) recepit, H.: non frenum depulit ore, H.

—Prov.: frenum mordere, take the bit in one's teeth, i.e. resist.

—Plur.: sonipes frena mandit, V.: frenos audire, V.: inhibuit frenos, L.: asellum docere currere frenis, H.: frenos pati, Ph.: ea frena furenti (Sibyllae) Concutit Apollo, V.

—Fig., a bridle, curb, means of governing, restraint, check, limit: Ni frenum accipere et victi parere fatentur, V.: furoris: date frenos naturae, give the reins to, L.: pinus, cui victa remisit Frena rector, the helm, O.: frena licentiae Inicere, H.: calcaribus in Ephoro, in Theopompo frenis uti: prosiliet frenis natura remotis, H.
 
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