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stĭmŭlo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. id., prick with a goad, to prick or goad on, to urge on (syn. pungo).
I. Lit. (post-Aug. and rare): “quadrijugos flagello,Sil. 4, 439: “equos calcaribus,Val. Max. 3, 2, 9; for which, poet. transf.: “turbatos currus,Luc. 7, 570; Sil. 16, 367: “aries stimulatus,Col. 7, 3, 5.—
B. In gen., to rouse up, set in motion; to spur on, incite, stimulate to any action (syn. cieo, excio).
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