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mĭno, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. and n., collat. form of minor (ante-class., acc. to Prisc. p. 799, but v. Lachm. ad Lucr. 6, 563.
From the application of the words minari and minae to the threatening cries of cattledrivers is doubtless derived the old rustic signif., also generally adopted in the postclass. per. into the literary lang.), to drive animals: asinos et equum minantes baculis exigunt, App. M. 3, p. 141: asinum, id. ib. 8, p. 216: me ut suam juvencam, Aus. Epigr. 67, 3: gregem ad interiora deserti, Vulg. Exod. 3, 1: per omnem mundum (so, vaccam), Schol. Juv. 6, 526: agasones equos agentes, id est minantes, Paul. ex Fest. s. v. agasones, p. 25 Müll.
Pass. transf.: cum a validis ventis minentur (naves), Vulg. Jac. 3, 4; id. Nah. 2, 7.
Of men: eos a tribunali, Vulg. Act. 18, 16.
Hence the Ital. menare; Fl. mener.

1. mĭnor, ātus, 1, v. dep. (act. collat. form, v. mino) [minae], to jut forth, project.

  1. I. Lit. (only poet.): geminique minantur In caelum scopuli, Verg. A. 1, 162: saxa minantia caelo, Sil. 4, 2.
  2. II. Transf., to threaten, menace one with any thing; constr. alicui, alicui aliquid, with abl., with acc. and inf., or with ne.
    1. A. In gen. (class.).
          1. (α) Alicui, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 66, § 149.
          2. (β) Alicui aliquid: crucem minari alicui, Cic. Tusc. 1, 43, 102.
          3. (γ) With abl.: coepit minari interdum ferro, Sall. C. 23, 3.
          4. (δ) With acc. and inf.: ab hac minatus sese abire, Plaut. As. 3, 3, 14: dolor se patientiam debilitaturum minatur, Cic. Tusc. 5, 27, 75.
            (ε) With ne: minor interminorque, nequis, etc., Plaut. Capt. 4, 2, 11 Fleck.
      1. 2. Of inanim. things: cum domus mea ardore suo deflagrationem Urbi minabatur, Cic. Planc. 40, 95: plaustra populo minantur, Juv. 3, 256: illa (ornus) usque minatur, et tremefacta comam concusso vertice nutat, i. e. threatens to fall, gives signs of falling, Verg. A. 2, 628: nil color caeli minatur, Juv 14, 294: quodcumque minabitur arcus, Hor. A. P. 350.
    2. B. In partic., like the Gr. ἀπειλεῖν, to promise boastfully (poet.): atqui vultus erat multa et praeclara minantis, Hor. S. 2, 3, 9: qui magna cum minaris, extricas nihil, Phaedr. 4, 21, 4.
      Hence, mĭnanter, adv., threateningly, with threats, = minaciter: multa minanter agat, Ov. A. A. 3, 582.