Definition of truculentum
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LNS
truculentum, truculentī
Truculentus
Mostly Plural
noun (n., 2nd declension)
  1. fierce conduct or language
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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