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prūrĭo , īre, v. n. etym. dub.; cf. pruna, itch.
I. Lit.: “si prurit frictus ocelli angulus,Juv. 6, 578: “os prurit,Scrib. Comp. 193.—
II. Transf., to itch or long for a thing.
1. For blows, stripes, etc., Plaut. Poen. 5, 5, 36; id. Am. 1, 1, 139; id. Bacch. 5, 2, 75; id. Mil. 2, 4, 44: “vitulus prurit in pugnam,is eager for the combat, Mart. 3, 58, 11.—
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