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nervus ī, m

cf. νεῦρον, a sinew, tendon, muscle : nervi, a quibus artūs continentur: hoc nervos confirmari putant, Cs.A cord, string, wire (of a musical instrument): ut nervi in fidibus sonant: cantu vocum et nervorum et tibiarum personare, stringed instruments.—The leather covering of a shield , Ta.A bow-string : adductus, O.: nervo aptare sagittas, V.A wire, string (controlling a puppet): Duceris ut nervis alienis mobile lignum, H.A prison : ne istaec fortitudo in nervom erumpat, bring you into durance , T.: eximere de nervo civīs, L.The penis , H., Iu.—Fig., a sinew, nerve, vigor, force, power, strength : digna res est ubi tu nervos intendas tuos, T.: omnibus nervis mihi conitendum est, ut, etc.: opibus ac nervis ad perniciem suam uti, Cs.: nervi belli pecunia: vectigalia nervos esse rei p.: loci inhaerentes in nervis causarum, intimately connected with : nervi coniurationis, leaders , L.—Of expression, force, energy : oratio nervos oratorios habet: sectantem levia nervi Deficiunt, H.

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