Definition of tener
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1.
LEM
tener, tenera, tenerum
2 TA-
adjective (1st/2nd -ER)
  1. soft, delicate, tender, yielding
  2. of tender age, young, youthful
  3. effeminate
  4. [figuratively] soft, delicate, tender, mobile, yielding
Abbreviations
tener era, erum, adj. with comp. tenerior and sup. tenerrimus 2 TA-, soft, delicate, tender, yielding: palma: harundinum radices, Cs.: cana legam tenerā lanugine mala, V.: caules, H.: rami, O.: res tenerae, i. e. the plants, V.: prata tenerrima, O.: Aer, thin, V.: gallina, tender, H.: Dianam tenerae dicite virgines, H.

—Of tender age, young, youthful: tener et rudis: equis vetulis teneros anteponere solemus: grex, Ph.: a teneris, ut Graeci dicunt, unguiculis, i. e. from childhood: De tenero ungui, H.

—As subst: parcendum est teneris, i. e. boys, Iu.: in teneris, in early youth, V.

— Effeminate: saltatores: vestis teneris Maecenatibus apta, Iu.

—Fig., soft, delicate, tender, mobile, yielding: nihil est tam tenerum quam voluntas erga nos civium: tenerior animus: tenerae Mentes, H.: pudor, O.: oratio: versūs, H.: animus (pueri), i. e. weak.
 
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