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pavor păvor (old nom. pavos, Naev. ap. Non. 487, 8; Fragm. Trag. 45 Rib.; Pac. ap. Cic. Or. 46, 155; Fragm. Trag. v. 82 Rib.; B. and K. read pavor), ōris, m. paveo, a trembling, quaking, throbbing, panting with fear, desire, joy, etc., anxiety, fear, dread, alarm, etc. (perh. not used by Cic.; syn.: metus, timor, tremor): pavorem, metum mentem loco moventem; ex quo illud Enni: tum pavor sapientiam omnem mi exanimato expectorat, Cic. Tusc. 4, 8, 19 (this verse of Ennius is also cited in Cic. de Or. 3, 38, 154; cf. also Enn. p. 96 Vahl., and Trag. Rel. p. 17 Rib.): hic exsultat enim pavor ac metus, Lucr. 3, 141; Hirt. B. G. 8, 13, 3: tantus terror pavorque omnes occupavit, ut, etc., Liv. 24, 20: pavor ceperat milites ne, etc., id. 24, 42: pavorem inicere, id. 28, 3: incutere, id. 27, 42; Verg. G. 1, 331: pavorem deponere, Ov. M. 10, 117: pellere, Luc. 7, 732: lenire, Sil. 8, 77.—Of expectant or joyful trembling: cum spes arrectae juvenum, exsultantiaque haurit Corda pavor pulsans, Verg. G. 3, 106; id. A. 5, 138: laeto pavore proditus, Sil. 16, 432.—Of religious fear, awe, Sil. 3, 691: pavor aquae, dread of water, hydrophobia, Plin. 25, 2, 6, § 17; 29, 5, 32, § 98 (in Cels. 5, 27, 2, aquae timor; Gr. ὑδροφοβία ).

Plur.: venia est tantorum danda pavorum, Luc. 1, 521; Val. Fl. 7, 147: contra formidines pavoresque, Plin. 28, 8, 29, § 115: repentini, id. 32, 10, 48, § 137: nocturni, id. 28, 8, 27, § 98; Tac. H. 4, 38; 2, 76.

Păvor, personified, the god of fear, Liv. 1, 27; Lact. 1, 20; Val. Fl. 1, 799; v. pallor fin.—His priests are called Pavorii, Serv. Verg. A. 8, 285.