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con-vello , velli (convulsi, Sen. Q. N. 2, 6, 4), vulsum (volsum), 3, v. a.
I. To draw violently hither and thither something that is firm or quiet (esp. a tree, house, and the like); hence, to tear up, wrest from its position, to tear loose or away, to separate from, pull or pluck up (freq. and class.).
A. Lit.
1. In gen.
2. Milit. t. t.: signa, to pluck up the standards from the ground, to decamp (rare), Cic. Div. 1, 35, 77; Liv. 22, 3, 12; cf. “vexilla,Tac. A. 1, 20.—
b. Medic. t. t.: convulsus (-volsus ), a, um, suffering from wrenching of a limb, Plin. 25, 8, 54, § 98; cf. id. 20, 5, 18, § 36; 20, 17, 69, § 178; or from convulsions, spasmodic, convulsive: “latus,Suet. Tib. 72: “fauces,Quint. 11, 3, 20.—
II. To tear or rend to pieces, to cleave, dismember, shatter, break (perh. first in the poets of the Aug. per.).
A. Lit.: “dapes avido dente,Ov. M. 11, 123: glaebam vomere, * Cat. 64, 40: “dehiscit Convolsum remis rostrisque tridentibus aequor,Verg. A. 5, 143; 8, 690: “loca vi quondam et vastā convolsa ruinā,id. ib. 3, 414: “septem (naves) convolsae undis Euroque supersunt,shattered, id. ib. 1, 383; cf. Luc. 3, 528: “convulsi laniatique centuriones,Tac. A. 1, 32: “domum,id. ib. 6, 40.—
B. Trop.
1. Of words, to mutilate, mispronounce: “magno cursu verba convellere,Sen. Ep. 40, 2.—
2. To afflict, torture: “verbis convellere pectus,Ov. H. 17, 111.
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