Definition of labefio
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Orthography ID = 2031402
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LNS
labefīō, labefierī, labefactus sum
labofacio
verb (fio conjugation)
  1. to cause to totter, to shake, loosen, to make ready to fall
  2. To cause to waver, to shake
  3. To shake, weaken
  4. to overthrow, ruin, destroy
Abbreviations
labefacio, fēci, factum (labefactarier, Ter. Eun. 3, 3, 5), 3, v. a.; pass.: labefīo, factus, fieri labo-facio, to cause to totter, to shake, loosen, to make ready to fall (Cic. uses only labefactus). Lit.: dentes alicui, Ter. Ad. 2, 2, 36: partem muri, Caes. B. C. 2, 22: labefactae aedes, Tac. A. 1, 75: labefacta ictibus arbor Corruit, Ov. M. 8, 776; id. ib. 3, 69: charta (i. e. epistola) a vinclis non labefacta suis, loosened, opened, id. P. 3, 7, 6: munimenta incussu arietis labefieri, Sen. Const. Sap. 6.

—Poet.: ignes labefacti aere multo, weakened, Lucr. 5, 653: membra voluptatis dum vi labefacta liquescunt, id. 4, 1108: calor labefacta per ossa cucurrit, Verg. A. 8, 390.

— Trop. To cause to waver, to shake a person in his mind, principles, or fidelity: aliquem, Laber. ap. Macr. S. 2, 7: quem nulla umquam vis, nullae minae, nulla invidia labefecit, Cic. Sest. 47, 101. primores classiariorum, to shake their fidelity, excite them to mutiny, Tac. A. 15, 51: sic animus vario labefactus vulnere nutat, Ov. M. 10, 375; cf. in Greek construction: magno animum labefactus amore, shaken, disquieted, Verg. A. 4, 395.

— To shake, weaken; to overthrow, ruin, destroy: haec (res publica) jam labefacta, Cic. Har. Resp. 27, 60: quo, per contumeliam consulum, jura plebis labefacta essent, Liv. 3, 64: nihil hunc amicitia Sejani, sed labefacit haud minus ad exitia Macronis odium, Tac. A. 6, 29 (35): si priorem aetate et jam labefactum demovisset, id. ib. 4, 60: ne quis contagione ceteros labefaciat, Col. 6, 5, 1; cf. Tac. H. 2, 93: fidem, to shake or weaken one's credit, Suet. Vesp. 4.
 
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