Definition of torpedo
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Orthography ID = 2060107
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LNS
torpēdō, torpēdinis
torpeo
noun (f., 3rd declension)
  1. stiffness, numbness, inflexibility, sluggishness, torpidity
  2. the torpedo, crampfish, electric ray
Abbreviations
torpēdo, inis, f. torpeo, stiffness, numbness, inflexibility, sluggishness, torpidity. Lit. (rare; not in Cic. or Caes.; syn. torpor): inertia atque torpedo plus detrimenti facit quam exercitio, Cato ap. Gell. 11, 2, 6: occupavit nescio qua vos torpedo, qua non gloria movemini neque flagitio, Sall. H. 3, 61, 26 Dietsch: si tanta torpedo animos obrepsit, ut, etc., id. ib. 1, 48, 19 ib.: tanta torpedo invaserat animum, ut, etc., Tac. H. 3, 63.

— Transf., the torpedo, crampfish, or electric ray: Raia torpedo, Linn.; Varr. L. L. 5, § 77 Mull.; Cic. N. D. 2, 50, 127; Plin. 9, 42, 67, § 143; 32, 1, 2, § 7.
 
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