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rĭgesco , gui, 3,
I.v. inch. n. [rigeo], to grow stiff or numb; to stiffen, harden (poet.).
I. Lit.
2. From other causes: “oratori eloquentissimo, dum ad dicendum componitur, summa riguerunt,Sen. Ira, 2, 3, 3: “stillata sole rigescunt electra,Ov. M. 2, 364: “ubera,id. ib. 9, 357: “lacerti,id. ib. 4, 554: “Gorgone corpora visā,id. ib. 5, 209 et saep.: si Parthi vos nihil calficiunt, nos non nihil frigore rigescimus, Cael. ap. Cic. Fam. 8, 6, 4.—
II. Transf., to stand erect, stand up, to bristle up: “sensi metu riguisse capillos,Ov. F. 1, 97.—
III. Trop.: numquam corrupta rigescent Saecula? i. e. will grow serious or manly, Claud. in Eutr. 2, 113.
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