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per-cĭĕo , cīvi and ii, ĭtum, 2, and per-cĭo , īvi and ĭi, ītum, 4, v. a., 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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