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vēlĭtor , ātus, 1,
I.v. dep. n. [veles], to fight like the velites or light troops, to skirmish (ante- and post-Aug.).
I. Lit.: “in eum lapidibus crebris,App. M. 9, p. 234, 25: “equus postremis calcibus,id. ib. 7, p. 195, 12.—In mal. part.: “primis Veneris proeliis,App. M. 5, p. 168, 6.—
II. Trop.: “tunc saga illa primis adhuc armis disciplinae suae velitatur,” i. e. makes the first attempt, essays, App. M. 9, p. 230: “contra aliquem scurrilibus jocis,id. ib. 8, p. 213, 11: “calumniis in aliquem,id. Mag. p. 274: “nescio quid vos velitati estis inter vos duo,” i. e. have wrangled, Plaut. Men. 5, 2, 28: “adversus impudentes et improbos in maledictis (with decertare convicio),Gell. 6, 11, 1: “periculum alicui,to threaten with danger, App. M. 5, p. 164.
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