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per-cĭĕo , cīvi and ii, ĭtum, 2, and per-cĭo , īvi and ĭi, ītum, 4, v. a.,
I.to move or rouse greatly, to stir up, excite.
II. In partic., to attack with words, abuse, or call aloud (by an opprobrious name): “aliquem impudicum percies,Plaut. As. 2, 4, 69 Ussing ad loc.— Hence, percĭtus , a, um, P. a., greatly moved, roused, stimulated, excited.
B. Transf., excitable: “ingenium percitum ac ferox,Liv. 21, 53, 8: corpore et linguā percitum, Sall. Fragm. ap. Prisc. p. 704 P. (Hist. 2, 35 Dietsch).
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