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irrīto (inr- ), āvi, ātum, 1 (
I.perf. subj. inritassis for inritaveris, Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 298), v. a. cf. ἔρις, ἐρέθω, ἐρεθίζω, Georg Curtius Gr. Etym. p. 342, ed. 4, to incite, excite, stimulate, instigate, provoke, exasperate, irritate.
II. In gen., to incite, move, stir up, provoke, vex, inflame: “crabrones,Plaut. Am. 2, 2, 75: “tribunos plebis fama ea ipsa inritaverat magis ad certamen,Liv. 6, 27: “animos ad bellum,id. 31, 5: “iracundiam, Sen. de Ira, 3, 8: infantiam ad discendum,Quint. 1, 1, 26: “forma meos irritat amores,Ov. Am. 2, 4, 9: “vitia,id. ib. 3, 4, 11: “cupiditatem,Sen. Ep. 7: “suspiciones,Tac. H. 3, 4: “animos,Hor. A. P. 180: “ingenium,Prop. 4 (5), 6, 75.naturam per se pronam ad humanitatem,Sen. Ben. 6, 29: “princeps, qui delatores non castigat, irritat,encourages, Suet. Dom. 9: “exitium,to hasten, Tac. A. 13, 1: “tussim,to excite, make worse, Cels. 2, 1; 5, 28, 2. — Hence, irrī-tātus , a, um, P. a., excited, enraged, provoked, irritated: “canem inritatam imitarier,Plaut. Capt. 3, 1, 25: “ad aliquid,Suet. Galb. 21: “in aliquid,Sen. Ep. 97.— Comp.: “ego his ejus verbis irritatior,Gell. 15, 9, 7; 10, 9, 2; id. praef. § 20.—Adv.: irrītātē , in an irritated manner; only in comp., Amm. 22, 15, 19.
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