Definition of trica
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LNS
trīca, trīcae
f., acc. to , orig. , , , like Apina, the name of a small town in Apulia; but cf. Sanscr. trkvan, thief; and Lat. tricor, extricare, etc.; hence, prov.
Mostly Plural
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. trifles, toys, trumpery, stuff, nonsense
  2. Gri
  3. La
  4. Gri
  5. La
  6. Gri
Abbreviations
trīcae, ārum, f. acc. to Plin. 3, 11, 16, ยง 104, orig. Trīca, ae, f., like Apina, the name of a small town in Apulia; but cf. Sanscr. trkvan, thief; and Lat. tricor, extricare, etc.; hence, prov., trifles, toys, trumpery, stuff, nonsense. Lit.: sunt apinae tricaeque et siquid vilius istis, Mart. 14, 1, 7: Gri. Quid dare velis? Eloquere propere. La. Nummos trecentos. Gri. Tricas. La. Quadringentos. Gri. Tramas putridas, Plaut. Rud. 5, 2, 36.

— Transf., hinderances, vexations, perplexities, subterfuges, quirks, wiles, tricks: judicia, lites, turbas, tricas, Turp. ap. Non. 8, 26; cf.: quomodo illa (Tullia) fert publicam cladem, quomodo domesticas tricas! Cic. Att. 10, 8, 9: nihil mihi opus est litibus neque tricis, Plaut. Pers. 4, 3, 62; 5, 2, 18: quas tu mihi tricas narras? id. Curc. 5, 2, 15: quin tu istas mittis tricas, id. Most. 3, 1, 45; Varr. ap. Non. 8, 29; Cael. ap. Cic. Fam. 8, 5, 2; cf.: trico, tricor, and tricosus.
 
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