Definition of terreo
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LNS
terreō, terrēre, terruī, territus
τρέω, Sanscr. root tras, trasami, tremble; Gr. τρέω
verb (2nd conjugation)
  1. to frighten, affright, put in fear or dread, to alarm, terrify
  2. To drive away by terror, to frighten or scare away
  3. To deter by terror, to scare, frighten
Abbreviations
terreo, ui, itum, 2, v. a. Sanscr. root tras-, trasāmi, tremble; Gr. τρέω, to frighten, affright, put in fear or dread, to alarm, terrify. Lit. (class. and very freq.): nec me ista terrent, Cic. Fam. 2, 16, 4: adversarios, id. de Or. 1, 20, 90: qui urbem totam . . . caede incendiisque terreret, id. Har. Resp. 4, 6: eum hominem istis mortis aut exsilii minis, id. Par. 2, 17: suae malae cogitationes terrent, id. Rosc. Am. 24, 67: maris subita tempestas terret navigantes, id. Tusc. 3, 22, 52: milites . . . alii se abdere, pars territos confirmare, Sall. J. 38, 5: multum ad terrendos nostros valuit clamor, Caes. B. G. 7, 84: mortis metu territi, Curt. 6, 7, 10; 9, 4, 16: aliquem proscriptionis denuntiatione, Cic. Planc. 35, 87: metu poenāque, id. Rep. 5, 4, 6: ut in scenā videtis homines consceleratos impulsu deorum terreri Furiarum taedis ardentibus, id. Pis. 20, 46: terrere metu, Liv. 36, 6, 10: territus hoste novo, Ov. M. 3, 115.

— With ne and subj.: Samnites maxime territi, ne ab altero exercitu integro intactoque fessi opprimerentur, Liv. 10, 14, 20: terruit urbem, Terruit gentes, grave ne rediret Saeculum Pyrrhae, Hor. C. 1, 2, 4 sq.

—With gen.: territus animi, Sall. H. Fragm. 4, 50 Dietsch; Liv. 7, 34, 4.

—Absol.: ut ultro territuri succlamationibus, concurrunt, Liv. 28, 26, 12.

— Transf. To drive away by terror, to frighten or scare away (poet.): profugam per totum terruit orbem, Ov. M. 1, 727: fures vel falce vel inguine, id. ib. 14, 640; cf.: has (Nymphas) pastor fugatas terruit, id. ib. 14, 518: volucres (harundo), Hor. S. 1, 8, 7: saepe etiam audacem fugat hoc terretque poetam, id. Ep. 2, 1, 182: terret ambustus Phaethon avaras Spes, id. C. 4, 11, 25.

— To deter by terror, to scare, frighten from any action: aliquem metu gravioris servitii a repetendā libertate, Sall. H. 1, 41, 6 Dietsch: ut, si nostros loco depulsos vidisset, quo minus libere hostes insequerentur, terreret, Caes. B. G. 7, 49.

—With ne, Tac. H. 2, 63; 3, 42: memoria pessimi proximo bello exempli terrebat, ne rem committerent eo, Liv. 2, 45, 1: praesentiā tuā, ne auderent transitum, terruisti, Auct. Pan. ap. Constant. 22: non territus ire, Manil. 5, 576: inimicos loqui terrent amplitudine potestatis, Amm. 27, 7, 9.
 
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