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vulnus (voln- ), ĕris, n. root vul-; cf. vultur; akin to vello,
I.a wound (cf.: ictus, cicatrix).
B. Transf., of things, a wound, i. e. a hole, cut, incision, notch, rent, crack (poet. and in post-Aug. prose): “vulneribus donec paulatim evicta (ornus) supremum Congemuit,Verg. A. 2, 630; cf. Ov. M. 9, 383; 14, 392; Juv. 6, 247; Plin. 19, 8, 41, § 142: “aratri,Ov. M. 2, 286.—
II. Trop., a wound, blow, misfortune, calamity, defeat: “fortunae gravissimo percussus vulnere,Cic. Ac. 1, 3, 4; Luc. 8, 72: “hoc tam gravi vulnere etiam illa, quae consanuisse videbantur, recrudescunt,Cic. Fam. 4, 6, 2: “quae hic rei publicae vulnera imponebat, eadem ille sanabat,id. Fin. 4, 24, 66: “vulnera imposita provinciae sanare,id. Att. 5, 17, 6: “inusta rei publicae (with scelera),id. Sest. 7, 17: “non vulnus super vulnus, sed multiplex clades,Liv. 22, 54, 9 Weissenb. ad loc.—Esp., in the phrase vulnus accipere, to be defeated, to suffer great loss, Just. 1, 8, 10; 2, 11, 19; cf. id. 42, 4, 10.— Of pain, grief, sorrow, Lucr. 2, 639; Verg. A. 12, 160; Ov. M. 5, 426.—Of the wounds of love, Lucr. 1, 34; Prop. 2, 22 (3, 15), 7; 2, 25 (3, 20), 46; Verg. A. 4, 2; Hor. C. 1, 27, 12; id. Epod. 11, 17: “dulcia vulnera sagittae,App. M. 4, p. 156, 29.
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