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feriō —, —, īre

2 FER-, to strike, smite, beat, knock, cut, thrust, hit : velut si re verā feriant, H.: cornu ferit ille, butts , V.: alqm: parietem: murum arietibus, batter , S.: calce feritur aselli, O.: mare, V.: frontem, beat the brow , i. e. be provoked : Sublimi sidera vertice, hit, touch , H.: his spectris etiam si oculi possent feriri, etc.: feriuntque summos Fulmina montes, H.. tabulae laterum feriuntur ab undis, O.: Sole radiis feriente cacumina, O.: ferit aethera clamor, V.To kill by striking, give a death-blow, slay, kill : hostem: (eum) securi, behead : telo orantem multa, V.: te (maritum), H.: leonem, S<*> Frigore te, i. e. cut you dead , H.To slaughter, offer, sacrifice : agnam, H.: porcum, L. (old form.).—With foedus, to make a compact, covenant, enter into a treaty (because a sacrifice was offered to confirm a covenant): is, quicum foedus feriri in Capitolio viderat: amorum turpissimorum foedera ferire, form illicit connections : lungit opes foedusque ferit, V.—Fig., to strike, reach, affect, impress : multa in vitā, quae fortuna feriat: verba palato, coin , H.: binis aut ternis ferire verbis, make a hit.—To cozen, cheat, gull, trick (colloq.): Geta Ferietur alio munere, T.

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