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-bello , āvi, ātum, 1, v. n.,
I.to wage war again (said of the conquered), to make an insurrection, to revolt, rebel (mostly postAug.; not in Cic. or Cæs.; syn.: descisco).
I. Lit.: “Volsci rebellarunt,Liv. 2, 42; 4, 31; 40, 35; “8, 14, 5: crebrius,Suet. Aug. 21; Quint. 8, 5, 16 (but very dub. ap. Hirt. B. G. 8, 44, 1).—Poet.: “tauro mutatus membra rebello,renew the combat, Ov. M. 9, 81; so id. ib. 13, 619.—
II. Trop.: “credunt rebellare quae curaverint vitia,to break out again, Plin. 25, 13, 109, § 174: rebellat saepe umor, offers resistance (to writing), id. 13, 12, 25, § 81; cf.: “Pudor rebellat,resists, Sen. Agam. 138: “ille divus callidi monstri cinis in nos rebellat,” i. e. the sphinx, id. Oedip. 106.
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