I don't really understand your guidance or L&S. I confess I sometimes am baffled by what the dictionary is saying.... Here are a number of possibly very silly questions....I've highlighted things in bold that I don't understand...I don't know what is meant by 'alicui, alicui, aliquid, with abl.' No where in this account does the word 'dative' or its abbreviation 'dat.' occur. If L&S is saying that 'minor' occurs with the dative of 'aliqui/s' then that doesn't explain why Orberg's examples have datives of proper nouns with minor, minari...etc.... ?? What does 'Transf.' mean...? I'm using the online edition and so am not looking at the explanation of abbreviations...
If there are cirumstances in which 'minor' takes ablative, or acc. or gen. or dative then these circumstances are not clear to me from L&L.... The feeling is rather like coming into a cinema whilst a movie in a foreign language is playing - and near the end ...and trying to figure out what's going on...?
Then we have 'A. In gen. (class.)...' ??
mĭnor , ātus, 1, v. dep. (
I.act. collat. form, v. mino) [minae], to jut forth, project.
I. Lit. (only poet.): “geminique minantur In caelum scopuli,” Verg. A. 1, 162: “saxa minantia caelo,” Sil. 4, 2.—
II. Transf., to threaten, menace one with any thing; constr. alicui, alicui aliquid, with abl., with acc. and inf., or with ne. ??
A. In gen. (class.).
(α). Alicui, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 66, § 149. —
(β). Alicui aliquid: “crucem minari alicui,” Cic. Tusc. 1, 43, 102.—
(γ). With abl.: “coepit minari interdum ferro,” Sall. C. 23, 3. —
(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. —
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.—
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.