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lănĭo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. etym. dub.; cf. lacer, δάκνω, tear or rend in pieces, to mangle, lacerate (class.; cf.: lacero, discerpo, dilanio).
II. Trop. (poet. and in post-Aug. prose): “et tua sacrilegae laniarunt carmina linguae,Ov. R. Am. 367: “vitia cor laniant,Sen. Ep. 51, 13.
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