[ hă-bē′nə ]
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n. pl. ha•be•nae (-nē)
A frenum or restricting fibrous band.
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How to use habena in a sentence
Lva stomachosus habena dicet eques; sed equi frenato est auris in ore; that is, he minds not the reins, and must feel the bit.Dderlein's Hand-book of Latin Synonymes|Ludwig Dderlein
Name from habena, a thong or rein, in allusion to the shape of the lip or spur of some species.