Definition of habena
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Orthography ID = 1006964
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LEM
habēna, habēnae
HAB-
Mostly Plural
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. a holder, halter, rein
  2. a thong, strap
  3. [figuratively only plur] the reins, direction, management, government
Abbreviations
habēna ae, f HAB-, a holder, halter, rein: laeva, H.

—Usu. plur: equorum per colla Excutit habenas, O.: omnīs effundit habenas, V.: effusissimis habenis, L.

—A thong, strap: (turbo) actus habenā, V.: metuens pendentis habenae, i. e. the lash, H.

—Fig., only plur, the reins, direction, management, government: regum, C. poet.: Fluminibus totas inmittite habenas, give the reins to, O.: furit inmissis Volcanus habenis, V.: classi inmittit habenas, V.: laxissimas habenas habere amicitiae: populi, O.: rerum, of the state, V.
 
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