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crŭcĭo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. crux.
I. Orig., to put to death on the cross, to crucify (only in eccl. Lat.), Lact. Mort. Pers. 2, 1.—
II. In gen., to put to the rack, to torture, torment (freq. and class., esp. in the signif. B.).
B. Mentally.
(β). Medial (only in Plaut. and Ter.), to afflict one's self, to grieve, be afflicted: “ut miserae matres cruciantur!Plaut. Truc. 2, 5, 2; cf.: “crucior miser,Ter. And. 5, 2, 10; with acc. and inf.: “crucior me lapidem non habere, ut, etc.,Plaut. Capt. 3, 4, 68; Ter. Heaut. 4, 2, 6; and with acc. of neutr. pron.: “istuc crucior, a viro me tali abalienarier,Plaut. Mil. 4, 8, 11; id. Trin. 5, 2, 46.
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