Definition of tridens
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Orthography ID = 2060683
1.
LNS
tridens, tridentis
tres
adjective (3rd 1-termination)
  1. having three teeth or tines, three-tined, threepronged, tridented, trident
Abbreviations
tri-dens, entis (abl. tridenti, Verg. A. 1, 145; 2, 418; Sil. 3, 53: tridente, Ov. M. 1, 283; 6, 75; Plin. 9, 15, 20, § 51), adj. tres, having three teeth or tines, three-tined, threepronged, tridented, trident. Adj.: rostra, Verg. A. 5, 143: aes, Val. Fl. 1, 688: tridenti armatus ferro, Arn. 3, 31.

— Subst.: tridens, entis, m., a three-tined spear, a trident, used to spear large fish, Plin. 9, 30, 48, § 92; 9, 15, 20, § 51; 9, 29, 45, § 84.

—As an attribute of Neptune, Verg. G. 1, 13; id. A. 2, 610; Prop. 2, 26 (3, 22), 48; Ov. M. 1, 283; 6, 75.

—As a weapon of the net-fighters (retiarii), Juv. 8, 203.
 
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