Definition of terror
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LNS
terror, terrōris
terreo
noun (m., 3rd declension)
  1. great fear, affright, dread, alarm, terror
  2. an object of fear or dread, a terror
Abbreviations
terror, ōris, m. terreo, great fear, affright, dread, alarm, terror (syn.: pavor, trepidatio, metus). Lit.: definiunt terrorem metum concutientem: ex quo fit, ut pudorem rubor, terrorem pallor et tremor et dentium crepitus consequatur, Cic. Tusc. 4, 8, 19: eadem nos formido timidas terrore impulit, Plaut. Am. 5, 1, 27; cf.: terrorem alicui inicere, Cic. Prov. Cons. 18, 43: ferae, injecto terrore mortis horrescunt, id. Fin. 5, 11, 31: aliquem terrore periculoque mortis repellere, id. Caecin. 12, 33: si Antonio patuisset Gallia ... quantus rei publicae terror impenderet, id. Phil. 5, 13, 37: alicui terrorem inferre, id. Fam. 15, 15, 2; id. Mil. 26, 71; Caes. B. G. 7, 8: reddit inlatum antea terrorem, Liv. 3, 60, 5: teneri terrore, Cic. Rep. 3, 29, 41: esse terrori alicui, Caes. B. G. 7, 66: qui modo terrori fuerant, Liv. 34, 28, 5: tantus terror incidit exercitui, ut, etc., Caes. B. C. 3, 13: tantus repente terror invasit, ut, etc., id. ib. 1, 14: Romanos auxiliares tyranni in terrorem ac tumultum conjecerunt, Liv. 34, 28, 3: sic terrore oblato a ducibus, Caes. B. C. 1, 76: tantum Romae terrorem fecere, ut, etc., Liv. 10, 2, 8: tantumque terrorem incussere patribus, ut, etc., id. 3, 4, 9: si tantus habet mentes et pectora terror, Verg. A. 11, 357: volgi pectora terror habet, Ov. F. 3, 288: terrore pavens, id. ib. 4, 271: in oppido festinatio et ingens terror erat, ne, etc., Sall. H. 3, 27 Dietsch: ingentem Galli terrorem memoriā pristinae cladis attulerant, Liv. 6, 42, 7: terror nominis Alexandri invaserat orbem, Just. 12, 13, 2: arcanus terror, secret dread, secret awe, Tac. G. 40 fin.: exsurgite, inquit, qui terrore meo occidistis prae metu, from dread of me, Plaut. Am. 5, 1, 14; cf.: de terrore suo, Auct. B. Afr. 32, 1: saepe totius anni fructus uno rumore periculi atque uno belli terrore amittitur, dread or apprehension of war, Cic. Imp. Pomp. 6, 15: nullum terrorem externum esse, i. e. dread of foreign enemies, Liv. 3, 10, 14; cf.: peregrinus terror, id. 3, 16, 4: terror servilis, ne suus cuique domi hostis esset, dread of the slaves, id. 3, 16, 3: in omnem terrorem vultum componens, into frightful expressions, Suet. Calig. 50: (Periclis) vis dicendi terrorque, terrible power, δεινὁτης, Cic. Brut. 11, 44.

— Plur.: feri lugubresque terrores, Amm. 16, 12, 61.

— Transf., concr., an object of fear or dread, a terror (usu. in plur.): duobus hujus urbis terroribus depulsis, Cic. Rep. 1, 47, 71; cf.: terrores reipublicae (sc. Carthago ac Numantia), Vell. 2, 4, 5: terrores Romani nominis, Treb. Poll. Claud. 11, 4; Plin. Ep. 6, 20, 15: non mediocres terrores jacit atque denuntiat, Cic. Att. 2, 23, 3; cf.: Battonius miros terrores ad me attulit Caesarianos, id. ib. 6, 8, 2.

—Sing.: Xerxes, terror ante gentium, Just. 3, 1, 1: Dionysius gentium quondam terror, Amm. 14, 11, 30.
 
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