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per-fŏdĭo , fōdi (perfodīvi, Plaut. Mil. 2, 1, 64 Ritschl
I.N. cr.), fossum, 3, v. a.
I. To dig through, to pierce through, transfix (class.): “parietes,Plaut. As. 3, 2, 17: parietem, id. l. l.; Cic. Vatin. 5, 11; Vulg. Matt. 24, 43: “montem,Varr. R. R. 3, 17, 9: “Athone perfosso,Cic. Fin. 2, 34, 112: “thorax perfossus,Verg. A. 11, 10: “pectus,Plin. Ep. 3, 16, 6: “pectora,Stat. Th. 9, 522: “spinā argenteā dentes,to pick, Petr. 33.—Hence,
2. To break into: “perfodit in tenebris domos,Vulg. Job, 24, 16; id. Matt. 24, 43.—
II. To make by digging through: “fretum,Liv. 33, 17, 6.
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