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ănhēlo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. n. and
I.a. [2. anand halo].
I. Verb. neutr.
A. Pr., to move about for breath; hence, to draw the breath with great difficulty, to pant, puff, gasp, etc.: “anhelat inconstanter,Lucr. 3, 490: “cum languida anhelant,id. 4, 864: * Ter. Hec. 5, 3, 25: anhelans ex imis pulmonibus prae curā spiritus ducebatur, Auct. ad Her. 4, 33: “anhelans Colla fovet,Verg. A. 10, 837; 5, 254 al.: “nullus anhelabat sub adunco vomere taurus,Ov. F. 2, 295: “sudare atque anhelare,Col. 2, 3, 2.— In gen., to breathe (cf. anhelitus, II.), Prud. Apoth. 919.—
B. Metaph., of fire: “fornacibus ignis anhelat,roars, Verg. A. 8, 421.—Of the earth: “subter anhelat humus,heaves, Stat. S. 1, 1, 56.—Of the foaming of the sea, Sil. 9, 286.—Trop., of poverty panting for something: “anhelans inopia,Just. 9, 1, 6.—
II. Verb. act., to breathe out, to emit by breathing, breathe forth, exhale: “nolo verba exiliter exanimata exire, nolo inflata et quasi anhelata gravius,Cic. de Or. 3, 11, 38: de pectore frigus anhelans Capricornus, vet. poët. ap. Cic. N. D. 2, 44: “anhelati ignes,Ov. F. 4, 492; so id. H. 12, 15: “rabiem anhelare,Luc. 6, 92: “anhelatis exsurgens ictibus alnus,the strokes of the oars made with panting, Sil. 14, 379.—Trop., to pursue, pant for, strive after something with eagerness: “Catilinam furentem audaciā, scelus anhelantem,breathing out wickedness, Cic. Cat. 2, 1: anhelans ex imo pectore crudelitatem, Auct. ad Her. 4, 55.!*? Some, as Corssen, Ausspr. II. p. 564, regard the prefix of this word as the Gr. ἀνά; hence, pr. to draw up the breath; cf. antestor.
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