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pernix , īcis (abl. pernici, Lucr. 5, 559:
I.pernice,id. 2, 635), adj. per-nitor, qs. striving or pressing through, nimble, brisk, active, agile, quick, swift, fleet (cf.: “levis, praepes, celer, promptus): pernix sum manibus,Plaut. Mil. 3, 1, 36: “corporum pernicium,Liv. 28, 20; Verg. A. 11, 718: “viginti milibus juvenum velocitate pernicibus,Vell. 2, 34, 1: “conjugis adventu pernix Saturnus,Verg. G. 3, 93: “pernicis uxor Appuli,Hor. Epod. 2, 41: “genus,Tac. H. 2, 13: “nuntii,id. ib. 3, 40: “pedibus celerem et pernicibus alis,Verg. A. 4, 180: “temporis pernicissimi celeritas,Sen. Ep. 108, 27: “saltus,Plin. 9, 47, 71, § 154.—
(β). With inf.: “amata relinquere pernix,Hor. A. P. 165.—Hence, adv.: pernīcĭter , nimbly, quickly, swiftly, Plaut. Am. 5, 1, 63: “equo desilire,Liv. 26, 4: “exilire,Cat. 61, 8: “alites alte perniciterque volantes,Plin. 8, 14, 14, § 36.
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