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vexo (
I.inf. vexarier, Verg. Cir. 480), āvi, ātum, 1, v. freq. a. veho, orig., to shake, jolt, toss in carrying; hence, in gen., to move violently, to shake, agitate.
II. Transf., in gen., to injure, damage, molest, annoy, distress, plague, trouble, maltreat, abuse, vex, harass, disquiet, disturb, torment, etc. (syn.: ango, crucio, vasto, the predom. signif. of the word).
A. Physically: cum Hannibal terram Italiam laceraret atque vexaret, Cato ap. Gell. 2, 6, 7: “agros vectigales vexatos et exinanitos a Verre,Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 52, § 122: “Siciliam,id. ib. 1, 4, 12; “2, 3, 54, § 125: omnem Galliam,Caes. B. G. 2, 4: “agros,id. ib. 4, 15 fin.: “urbes,Cic. Cat. 1, 11, 29: “rem publicam,id. ib. 1, 10, 27: “Amanienses hostes sempiternos,id. Fam. 2, 10, 3: “hostes,Caes. B. G. 6, 43; Hirt. B. G. 8, 31 al.: “vexati omnes difficultate viae,Liv. 40, 22, 6; 42, 55, 3: “vexato exercitu descendit,id. 36, 30, 6: “quos et ipsos ... locorum asperitas hostiliter vexavit,id. 43, 5, 10; Nep. Eum. 5, 2: “quem (stomachum) umor vexat,Plin. 20, 8, 32, § 76: “fauces (tussis),Mart. 11, 86, 1: “vites frigore,Plin. 17, 24, 37, § 217: “dentes percussu,id. 28, 11, 49, § 180: “vestem solo,to rumple, disorder, Petr. 128: “rosas,to crush, Mart. 11, 89, 2: “comas,to twist, frizzle, Ov. Am. 1, 14, 24.—In mal. part.: “maritum,Mart. 8, 46, 7; 11, 81, 1; Petr. 139; Aus. Epigr. 108.—
b. In the part. perf. subst.: vexāta , ōrum, n., injured parts of the body, hurts, injuries, Cels. 7 praef. fin.; ib. 1; Plin. 8, 27, 41, § 97; Scrib. Comp. 101.—
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