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stimulus ī, m

STIG-, a prick, goad : Parce stimulis, O.: dum te stimulis fodiamus.—Prov.: Advorsum stimulum calces, kick against the pricks , T.—In war, stakes bearing iron hooks buried in the ground (to impede the enemy), Cs.—Fig., a spur, incentive, incitement, stimulus : animum gloriae stimulis concitare: Omnia pro stimulis facibusque ciboque furoris Accipit, O.: non hostili modo odio sed amoris etiam stimulis, L.; cf. acriores quippe aeris alieni stimulos esse, L.: acrīs Subiectat lasso stimulos, H.A sting, torment, pain : stimulos doloris contemnere: stimulos in pectore caecos Condidit, O.

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