Definition of ferocitas
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LNS
ferōcitās, ferōcitātis
ferox
noun (f., 3rd declension)
  1. wild or untamed courage, fierceness
  2. courage, spirit
  3. fierceness, savageness, ferocity
Abbreviations
ferōcitas, ātis, f. id., wild or untamed courage, fierceness, in a good or bad sense; cf. ferocia (class.). In a good sense, courage, spirit: corporis viribus et animi ferocitate ceteris praestare, Cic. Rep. 2, 2: equi ferocitate exsultantes, id. Off. 1, 26, 90.

— In a bad sense, fierceness, savageness, ferocity: ferocitate atque ferocia, Pac. ap. Non. 490, 19: quae haec, malum, ferocia est? Plaut. Ep. 5, 2, 44: ut ferocitatem tuam istam comprimerem et audaciam frangerem, Cic. Vat. 1, 2: ferocitatem reprimere, id. Off. 2, 11, 40: tanta, ut, etc., id. Deiot. 5, 15: Ajax apud Achillem querens de ferocitate Trojanorum, id. Div. 2, 39, 82: nimia contumacia et ferocitas, Suet. Vit. 12: bestiarum, Vulg. 2 Macc. 15, 21.
 
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