I.a stretching, stretching out, extension (post-Aug. and very rare).
I. In gen.: papilionum, a setting up, pitching, Hyg. Gromat. init.— Plur.: bracchia, quae in eas tensiones includuntur, Vitr 1, 1 med.—
II. In partic., a tension or contraction of the nerves, as a disease: “nervorum,” Scrib. Comp. 101; 255: “praecordiorum,” id. ib. 260; Veg. Vet. 1, 53 fin.
A Latin Dictionary. Founded on Andrews' edition of Freund's Latin dictionary. revised, enlarged, and in great part rewritten by. Charlton T. Lewis, Ph.D. and. Charles Short, LL.D. Oxford. Clarendon Press. 1879.
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