Definition of perfrico
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Orthography ID = 2043475
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LNS
perfricō, perfricāre, perfricuī, perfricātus
-, -, -, perfrictus
per, frico
verb (1st conjugation)
  1. to rub all over, to rub or scratch
Abbreviations
per-frico, cui, cātum, and ctum, āre, v. a. Lit., to rub all over, to rub or scratch (class.): caput unguento, Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 25, § 62: totam faciem fuligine, Petr. 22; Cels. 3, 14: totum corpus, id. 1, 3; Plin. 28, 12, 51, § 190: perfrictis oculis, App. M. 2, p. 125, 28: dentes, Ov. A. A. 3, 216: caput sinistrā manu perfricans, scratching his head, Cic. Pis. 25, 61.

— Transf.: frontem, faciem, os, to rub one's forehead or face, in order to make one's blushes disappear; hence, to lay aside all sense of shame, to cast off shame, summon one's assurance, put on a bold face (class.): cum os perfricuisti, Cic. Tusc. 3, 18, 41: vitiosa sunt illa ... perfricare faciem et quasi improbam facere, Quint. 11, 3, 160: cum perfricuit frontem posuitque pudorem, Mart. 11, 27, 7: perfrica frontem et dic, Calv. ap. Quint. 9, 2, 25: perfricui faciem, Plin. H. N. praef. § 4.
 
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