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verbĕro , āvi, ātum, 1 (old form verberit for verberarit, Fest. p. 230, 15 e leg. Serv. ad Tull.;
I.inf. verberarier, Plaut. As. 2, 3, 7; id. Most. 3, 1, 92), v. a. verber, to lash, scourge, whip, flog, beat, drub (class.; syn.: ferio, pulso).
I. Lit.: So. Sum obtusus pugnis pessume. Am. Quis te verberavit? Plaut. Am. 2, 1, 60: “pulsare verberareque homines,Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 54, § 142; so (with pulsare) id. ib. 2, 3, 26, § “66: civem Romanum,id. Rep. 2, 31, 54: “matrem,id. Vatin. 5, 11; cf.: “parentem, servum injuriā,id. Fin. 4, 27, 76: “oculos virgis,Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 43, § 112: “laterum costas ense,Ov. M. 4, 727; Mart. 7, 94, 6; Dig. 47, 10, 5 proöem.—Absol.: “quo firme verberaturi insisterent,Suet. Calig. 26: “caudā verberando excutere cibum,Plin. 32, 2, 5, § 12. —Prov.: “noli verberare lapidem, ne perdas manum,Plaut. Curc. 1, 3, 41.—
b. Transf., of inanimate things, to beat, strike, lash, knock, etc.: “locum coaequato et paviculis verberato,Cato, R. R. 91: “tormentis Mutinam verberavit,Cic. Phil. 8, 7, 20: “aquila aethera verberat alis,Verg. A. 11, 756: “verberat ictibus auras,id. ib. 5, 377: “fundā amnem,id. G. 1, 141; cf.: “sidera (unda),id. A. 3, 423: “agros nive (Juppiter),Stat. Th. 5, 390: “undas (Aufidus),to lash, Luc. 2, 407; cf.: “navem (Auster),Hor. Epod. 10, 3: “puppim (Eurus),Val. Fl. 1, 639.—In a comic pun, Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 177.—
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