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ob-jurgo (old form objūrĭgo , Plaut. Trin. 1, 2, 30; 32), āvi, ātum, 1 (
I.part. pass. objurgatus, as a dep. in the act. signif.: Hirrius Curionem non mediocriter objurgatus, Cael. ap. Cic. Fam. 8, 9, 1), v. a., to chide, scold, blame, rebuke, reprove (freq. and class.; syn.: increpo, improbo, vitupero); constr. usually with acc. of the person or thing; post-class. also with dat.
(β). With dat.: objurgo filium veteres dicebant; nos, objurgo filio, ut Graeci (sc. ἐπιτιμᾶν τινι), Diom. p. 305 P.: “objurgavi eos,Vulg. 2 Esdr. 13, 25.—With double acc.: “objurgare haec me,Plaut. Merc. 1, 1, 46.—
II. Transf. *
A. To dissuade or deter one from any thing, by means of reproof: “objurgans me a peccatis,Plaut. Trin. 3, 2, 54.—
2. To urge in a tone of reproof, to exhort earnestly: “quā (epistulā) me objurgas, ut firmior sim,Cic. Att. 3, 15, 1.—
B. Objurgare aliquem aliquā re, to punish, chastise, correct a person with any thing, = ferire, plectere (postAug.): “colaphis objurgare puerum,Petr. 34: “verberibus,Sen. Ira, 3, 12, 6: “flagris,Suet. Oth. 2: “ferulis,id. Calig. 20: “soleā rubrā,Pers. 5, 169: sestertio centies objurgatus, punished, i. e. fined, Sen. Ben. 4, 36, 2.
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