Definition of torrens
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LNS
torrens, torrentis
torrens
noun (m., 3rd pure I-stem declension)
  1. a torrent
Abbreviations
torreo, torrui, tostum (part. gen. plur. torrentum, Stat. Th. 2, 6; Claud. III. Cons. Hon. 46; abl. torrenti, Sen. Brev. Vit. 9, 2), 2, v. a. Sanscr. tarsh, to thirst; Gr. τέρσομαι, to become dry; Germ. Durst.; Engl. thirst, to dry a thing by heat, to parch, roast, bake, scorch, burn, etc. (syn. frigo): fruges receptas Et torrere parant flammis et frangere saxo, Verg. A. 1, 179; Ov. M. 14; 273: aristas sole novo, Verg. A. 7, 720: pisces sole, Plin. 7, 2, 2, § 30: apes mortuas sole verno, id. 11, 20, 22, § 69: uvam in tegulis, id. 14, 9, 11, § 84 et saep.; Plaut. Cas. 2, 5, 2: etiamsi in Phalaridis tauro inclusus succensis ignibus torrebatur, Cic. Pis. 18, 42: e quibus (terrae cingulis) medium illum et maximum solis ardore torreri, id. Rep. 6, 20, 21: cum undique flamma torrerentur, Caes. B. G. 5, 43: montes quos torret Atabulus, Hor. S. 1, 5, 78; cf.: torrentia agros sidera, id. C. 3, 1, 31: tosti alti stant parietes, i. e. consumed, Enn. ap. Cic. Tusc. 3, 19, 44 (Trag. v. 116 Vahl.): carmina flammā, Tib. 1, 9, 50: tostos en aspice crines, Ov. M. 2, 283: in veribus exta, to roast, Verg. G. 2, 396: aliquid in igne, Ov. F. 2, 578: artus subjecto igni, id. M. 1, 229: carnem, id. ib. 12, 155 et saep.

—Of fever heat, to dry up: at mihi (vae miserae) torrentur febribus artus, Ov. H. 21, 169: febris viscera ipsa torrens, Sen. Ep. 14, 6; Juv. 9, 17.

—Of thirst: et Canis arenti torreat arva siti, Tib. 1, 4, 42.

—Of the heat of love: si torrere jecur quaeris idoneum (Venus), Hor. C. 4, 1, 12; cf.: correptus saevo Veneris torrebar aeno, Prop. 3 (4). 24, 13: torret amor Cyri Lycorida, Hor. C. 1, 33, 6: me torret face mutuā Calais, id. ib. 3, 9, 13: me amor Glycerae, id. ib. 3, 19, 28: femineus pectora torret amor, Ov. Am. 3, 2, 40.

— * Transf., of cold, to nip, pinch (cf. uro and aduro): frigore torret, Varr. ap. Non. 452, 11.

— Hence, torrens, entis, P. a., in a neutr. sense, burning, hot, inflamed. Lit. (rare): terra torrens aestu, Col. 4, 19, 3: miles torrens meridiano sole, Liv. 44, 38, 9: Sirius, Verg. G. 4, 425: flammae, id. A. 6, 550.

—Comp.: Sirius torrentior, Claud. Nupt. Hon. et Mar. 20.

—Sup.: torrentissimus axis, Stat. S. 3, 1, 52.

— Transf., of streams, rushing, roaring, boiling, impetuous, rapid, etc. (mostly poet. and in post-Aug. prose): fluvii, Varr. R. R. 1, 12, 3: flumina, Verg. E. 7, 52: Nilus toto gurgite, Val. Fl. 4, 409; cf.: fluvius Novanus solstitiis torrens, Plin. 2, 103, 106, § 229; 3, 4, 5, § 33: aqua, Verg. A. 10, 603: unda, id. G. 2, 451: torrentes rapidique cursus amnium, Just. 44, 1, 7; 4, 1, 9: impetus (aquae), Sen. Ep. 23, 8: sanguis, Luc. 2, 220; cf. fatum, id. 7, 505.

—Comp.: Padus torrentior, Plin. 3, 16, 20, § 117.

—Sup.: Asopos torrentissimus, Stat. Th. 7, 316.

—Hence, Subst.: torrens, entis, m., a torrent: cum fertur quasi torrens oratio, Cic. Fin. 2, 1, 3; Liv. 33, 18, 12; 35, 28, 8: rapidus montano flumine torrens Sternit agros, Verg. A. 2, 305: fragosus, id. ib. 7, 567; Ov. R. Am. 651: tumidus, id. Am. 1, 7, 43; Sen. Theb. 71; Juv. 6, 319; Luc. 7, 637.

—Prov.: numquam direxit bracchia contra torrentem, Juv. 4, 90.

— Transf.: armorum et virorum, Sil. 12, 189: umbrarum, id. 13, 760; cf. fortunae, Flor. 2, 7, 1.

— Trop., of speech: torrens dicentis oratio, Quint. 3, 8, 60; so, oratio, Plin. 26, 3, 7, § 12: copia dicendi, Juv. 10, 9; Val. Fl. 4, 261.

—Comp.: sermo Promptus et Isaeo torrentior, Juv. 3, 74.

—Of an orator: quem (Demosthenem) mirabantur Athenae Torrentem, Juv. 10, 128.

— Subst.: se inani verborum torrenti dare, a stream of words, Quint. 10, 7, 23; cf.: quo torrente, quo impetu, Tac. Or. 24.

—* Adv.: torrenter (acc. to B.), violently, impetuously: torrentius amne Hiberno, Claud. Rapt. Pros. 2, 198.
 
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