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fulmĭno , āre, v. n. and
I.a. [id.].
I. Neutr., to lighten, to hurl lightnings; hence, impers.: fulminat, it lightens (poet. and in post-Aug. prose, for the class. fulgeo): at Boreae de parte trucis cum fulminat, Verg. G. 1, 370: “minore vi ad fulgurandum opus est quam ad fulminandum,Sen. Q. N. 2, 23: “nec fulminantis magna manus Jovis,Hor. C. 3, 3, 6: “fulminantem perjurant Jovem,Plin. 2, 7, 5, § 21.—With a homogeneous object: “ignes,Auct. Aetn. 342.—
B. Trop.: “Caesar dum magnus ad altum Fulminat Euphraten bello,thunders in war, Verg. G. 4, 561; cf.: “fulminat Aeneas armis,threatens lightning, thunders in arms, id. A. 12, 654: “fulminat illa oculis,hurls lightnings, darts fire, Prop. 4 (5), 8, 55. Ov. Am. 1, 8, 16.—
II. Act., to strike or blast with lightning: “caelestis flamma Ingentes quercus, annosas fulminat ornos,Claud. Ep. 1, 40: “a deo fulminari,Lact. 1, 10: “vulnera fulminatorum,Plin. 2, 54, 55, § 145.—
B. Trop.: “fulminatus hac pronuntiatione in lectulum decidi,thunderstruck, Petr. 805.
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