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impingo (inp- ), pēgi, pactum, 3 (archaic
I.inf. pres. pass. impingier, Plaut. Capt. 3, 5, 76), v. a. in-pango, to push, strike, or drive at or into any thing; to thrust, strike, or dash against (not freq. till after the Aug. per.; cf.: incutio, infligo, illido).
I. Lit.: “pugnum in os impinge,Plaut. Rud. 3, 4, 5: “mustriculam in dentes, Afran. ap. Fest. s. v. mustricula, p. 148 Müll.: a paucioribus Othonianis quo minus in vallum impingerentur,would have been driven to, Tac. H. 2, 41: “impactus in carcerem,Dig. 48, 3, 13; so, to forge on, fix or fasten on: “jubete huic crassas compedes impingier,Plaut. Capt. 3, 5, 76; id. Pers. 4, 4, 24; cf.: fustem alicui, Cael. ap. Cic. Fam. 8, 8, 9: “lapidem Aesopo,Phaedr. 3, 5, 7: “laqueum alicui, Sen. Tranq. an. 10: caput parieti,Plin. Ep. 3, 16, 12: “dentes arbori,Plin. 8, 3, 4, § 8: “aequor scopulis,Sil. 12, 187: “agmina muris,Verg. A. 5, 805; Stat. Th. 7, 28: “impinge pugnum, si muttiverit,Plaut. Bacch. 4, 7, 2: “pessimus gubernator, qui navem, dum portum egreditur, impegit,Quint. 4, 1, 61: “clitellas ferus impingas,Hor. Ep. 1, 13, 8: “nubes vehementer impactae,Sen. Q. N. 2, 12: impingere se in columnas, to dash one's self against, id. de Ira, 1, 19, 4: “cum caede magna (hostem) in aciem altiore superstantem tumulo inpegere,Liv. 27, 18, 14.— “Prov.: calcem impingere alicui rei,” i. e. to give it a kick, to cast it aside, Petr. 46; v. calx. —
B. In gen., to hand, press upon, force upon one (rare): “huic calix mulsi impingendus est, ut plorare desinat,Cic. Tusc. 3, 19, 44: “alicui epistulam,id. Att. 6, 1, 6; Sen. Ep. 95: “oculum libidinose,to cast upon, direct to, Tert. Idol. 2.—
II. Trop., to drive, throw upon, push or force to any thing: “illum libido in contraria impinget,Sen. Ep. 95 med.: “aliquem in litem ac molestiam,id. ib. 117: dicam tibi impingam grandem, I will direct or bring against you, Ter. Phorm. 2, 3, 92: “naturae munus suum,to throw in her face, Sen. Prov. 6 fin.: “egestas Catilinam patriae suae impegit,drove, incited him against, Flor. 3, 12, 12: “quod populos scelerata impegit in arma,Luc. 6, 406: “beneficium,Sen. Ben. 1, 1: quocumque visum est, libido se impingit, id. de Ira, 2, 8.
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