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offensus , ūs, m. 1. offendo,
I.a striking against, a shock (poet. and in post-class. prose).
I. Lit., Lucr. 2, 223; 4, 359; Tert. adv. Marc. 4, 39.—
II. Transf.
a. A lighting upon, meeting with: “per offensus armorum,Stat. Th. 12, 283.—
b. An offence, vexation, annoyance: “sin vita in offensu est,Lucr. 3, 941.
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