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lăpĭdo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. and n. lapis,
I.to throw stones at a person or thing, to stone ( = lapidibus obruo, percutio; not ante-Aug.).
I. With personal object: “exercitus imperatorem lapidavit,Flor. 1, 22; Petr. 93: “eum lapidare coeperunt, Auct. B. Hisp. 23: Stephanum,Vulg. Act. 7, 58: “Paulum,id. ib. 14, 18.—
(β). To cast stones upon, to bury: “praeteriens aliquis nos lapidabit,Petr. 114, 11.—
(γ). With an inanim. object: “quo defunctus est die, lapidata sunt templa,Suet. Calig. 5.—
B. Trop., to assail, assault, strike at: “notantes impotentiam ejus hac dicacitate lapidatam,Macr. S. 2, 7 init.
II. Impers.: lapidat, it rains stones: “quia Veiis de caelo lapidaverat,Liv. 27, 37: “Reate imbri lapidavit,id. 43, 13.—In the pass. form: “quod de caelo lapidatum esset,Liv. 29, 14, 4: “propter crebrius eo anno de caelo lapidatum,id. 29, 10, 4.
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