Definition of tero
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Orthography ID = 1016364
1.
LEM
terō, terere, trīvī, trītus
1 TER-
verb (3rd conjugation)
  1. to rub, rub away, wear away, bruise, grind, bray triturate
  2. of grain, to rub off, tread out, thresh
  3. to rub smooth, burnish, polish, sharpen
  4. to lessen by rubbing, rub away, wear away by use, wear out
  5. of a place, to wear, tread often, visit, frequent
  6. [figuratively] of time, to wear away, use up, pass, spend, waste, kill
Abbreviations
terō trīvī (trīstī for trīvistī, Ct.), trītus, ere 1 TER-, to rub, rub away, wear away, bruise, grind, bray triturate: lacrimulam oculos terendo exprimere, T.: unguibus herbas, O.: calamo labellum, i. e. to blow upon the flute, V.: calcem calce, tread upon, V.

—Of grain, to rub off, tread out, thresh: Milia frumenti tua triverit area centum, H.: teret area culmos, V.: Ut patriā careo, bis frugibus area trita est, i. e. during two harvests, O.

—To rub smooth, burnish, polish, sharpen: mordaci pumice crura, O.: radios rotis, smoothed, turned, V.: catillum manibus, H.

—To lessen by rubbing, rub away, wear away by use, wear out: silices, O.: ferrum, to dull, O.: trita vestis, H.

—Of a place, to wear, tread often, visit, frequent: iter, V.: Appiam mannis, H.: viam, O.

—Fig., of time, to wear away, use up, pass, spend, waste, kill: in convivio tempus, L.: teretur interea tempus: teritur bellis civilibus aetas, H.: Omne aevum ferro, V.: otium conviviis comissationibusque inter se, L.

—To exert greatly, exhaust, wear out: in opere longinquo sese, L.: in armis plebem, L.

—Of words, to wear by use, render common, make trite: verbum sermone: quae (nomina) consuetudo diurna trivit.
 
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