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scrūpĕus , a, um, adj. scrupus.
I. Lit., consisting of pointed or sharp stones; sharp, rough, steep, rugged (poet. and rare): “saxum, Enn. ap. Fest. s. v. scrupi, p. 333 Müll. (Trag. v. 139 Vahl.): spelunca,Verg. A. 6, 238: “vada (undae),Sen. Agam. 556; cf. “ora (Ismeni),Stat. Th. 9, 411: “rupes,Ambros. Ep. 6, 13.—
II. Trop., hard, severe: “ille (Achilles) scrupeā scholā eruditus,Tert. Pall. 4: “difficultas,Aus. Idyll. 12 praef.Subst.: scrūpĕa , ae, f., difficulty: reicis abs te religionem: scrupeam imponas tibi? Att. ap. Varr. L. L. 7, § 65 M. (Trag. Rel. v. 431 Rib.).
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