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ob-stĭpesco and ob-stŭpesco , pŭi, 3,
I.v. inch. n. and a., to become senseless, lose feeling; to be stupefied, benumbed (syn.: obtorpesco; class.).
I. Lit.: “apes obstupescunt potantes,Varr. R. R. 3, 16: “corpus,Plin. 36, 7, 11, § 56.—
II. Trop., to be astonished, astounded, amazed, to be struck with amazement: “quid hic, malum, adstans obstipuisti,Plaut. Poen. 1, 2, 51: “ob haec beneficia, quibus illi obstupescunt,Cic. Att. 5, 21, 7: “ejus aspectu cum obstupuisset bubulcus,id. Div. 2, 23, 50: “visu Aeneas,Verg. A. 5, 90: “obstupuerunt stupore magno,Vulg. Marc. 5, 42 et saep.—
(β). With acc., to wonder or be astonished at any thing (post-class.), Cassiod. Var. 2, 39.
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