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păvesco , ĕre,
I.v. inch. n. and a. [paveo] (mostly post-Aug.).
(α). Neutr., to begin to be afraid, to become alarmed: “omni strepitu pavescere,Sall. J. 72, 2: “ad ejusmodi tactum,Col. 6, 2: “ad nocturnas imagines,Plin. 29, 4, 20, § 67 (al. expavescere): “pavescere sensim et quasi albescere,Gell. 19, 1, 21.—
(β). Act., to begin to fear or dread, to begin to be alarmed at: “bellum,Tac. A. 1, 4: “prodigia deūm,Sil. 16, 127.
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