Definition of Truculentus
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LNS
Truculentus, Truculentī
truculentus
noun (m., 2nd declension)
  1. a play by Plautus
Abbreviations
truculentus, a, um, adj. trux, savage, fierce, ferocious, stern, grim, harsh, cruel, fell (mostly poet. and in post-Aug. prose; syn.: saevus, crudelis, trux). Lit.: agrestis, saevus, tristis, parcus, truculentus, tenax, Ter. Ad. 5, 4, 12; cf.: quam taeter incedebat! quam truculentus! quam terribilis aspectu, Cic. Sest. 8, 19: truculentus atque saevus, Plaut. Bacch. 4, 5, 3; id. Truc. 2, 2, 10 sq.; 3, 2, 6; Quint. 11, 3, 73; Ov. M. 13, 558: tigris etiam feris ceteris truculenta, Plin. 8, 4, 5, ยง 10.

— Hence, subst.: Truculentus, i, m., a play by Plautus, Cic. Sen. 14, 50; Varr. L. L. 7, 3.

—Comp.: nulla Getis gens est truculentior, Ov. P. 2, 7, 31: quo truculentior visu foret, Tac. H. 4, 22: feta truculentior ursa, Ov. M. 13, 803: Armeniam invasit truculentior quam antea, Tac. A. 12, 50.

— Of things: truculentis oculis, Plaut. As. 2, 3, 21: aequor, wild, stormy, Cat. 64, 179: vocibus truculentis strepere, wild, tumultuous, mutinous, Tac. A. 1, 25.

—Subst.: truculenta, ōrum, fierce conduct or language: truculenta pelagi tulistis, Cat. 63, 16; cf. caeli, Tac. A. 2, 24: truculenta loquens, Ov. M. 13, 558.

—Sup.: truculentissimum ac nefarium facinus, Auct. Her. 4, 8, 12.

—Adv.: truculentē or trucu-lenter, savagely, fiercely, ferociously: nolite truculenter insequi inania verba populorum, Cassiod. Var. 1, 13; Ven. Fort. Vit. S. Mart. 4, 541.

—Comp.: quod truculentius se gereret quam ceteri, Cic. Agr. 2, 5, 13: instans, Val. Max. 3, 8, 5.

—Sup.: quam potuit truculentissime eum aspexit, Quint. 6, 1, 43.
 
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