Definition of labefacto
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Orthography ID = 2031404
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LNS
labefactō, labefactāre, labefactāvī, labefactātus
labefacio
verb (1st conjugation)
  1. to cause to totter, to shake, to overthrow
  2. to injure, weaken, ruin, destroy
  3. to shake, throw down, overthrow, destroy, ruin, weaken
Abbreviations
labefacto, āvi, ātum, 1, v. freq. a. id., to cause to totter, to shake, to overthrow (syn.: quatio, concutio). Lit.: signum vectibus, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 43, § 49: horrea bellicis machinis, Suet. Ner. 38: aedium fundamenta, Cod. Th. 10, 19, 14: phalangii morsus genua labefactat, Plin. 29, 4, 27, § 86.

— Transf., in gen., to injure, weaken, ruin, destroy: sensus, Lucr. 1, 694: onus gravidi ventris, to procure an abortion, Ov. Am. 2, 13, 1: colla boum, to hurt, gall, Col. 2, 2, 22.

— Trop., to shake, throw down, overthrow, destroy, ruin, weaken (a favorite expression of Cic.): animam, Lucr. 6, 798: aliquem, Cic. Fam. 12, 25, 2; id. Dom. 12, 27; id. Div. in Caecil. 14, 44: alicujus consulatum, id. Mil. 13, 34: alicujus dignitatem, id. Rab. Post. 16, 44: invidiā verbi orationem, id. Fin. 1, 13, 43: Aristoteles primus species labefactavit, quas mirifice Plato erat amplexatus, id. Ac. 1, 9, 33: conjurationem, id. Cat. 4, 10, 22: causam ad judicem, id. Rosc. Com. 4, 13: fidem, Liv. 24, 20: opinionem, Cic. Clu. 2, 6; so, labefactare alone, to shake in purpose, move, cause to yield: me video ab ea astute labefactarier, Ter. Eun. 3, 3, 3: labefacto paulatim (sc. eum), Plaut. Merc. 2, 3, 68: non illam rarae labefactes munere vestis, corrupt, Cat. 69, 3, cf.: castimoniam viduae, Cod. Th. 9, 25, 1: rem publicam, Cic. Fin. 1, 13, 43: maximas res publicas ab adulescentibus labefactatas ... reperietis, id. Sen. 6, 20; cf.: Carthaginem et Corinthum, id. Rep. 2, 4, 7: labefactarat vehementer aratores superior annus, Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 18, § 47: amicitiam aut justitiam labefactare atque pervertere, id. Fin. 3, 21, 70: leges ac jura, id. Caecin. 25, 70: alicujus fidem pretio, id. Clu. 68, 194: provinciarum fidem, Tac. A. 13, 21: (praecepta) labefactari aliqua parte, Quint. 2, 13, 14.
 
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