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excruciating

Postby uncronopio » Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:44 pm

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excruciating, adj

1. Causing great physical or mental pain.
Thesaurus: agonizing, intense, painful, unbearable, intolerable, extreme, severe, acute, sharp, insufferable, searing, torturous.
2. colloq Extremely bad or irritating.

Etymology: 16c: from Latin excruciare to torture, from cruciare, cruciatum to crucify.


As in "The pain of a gall bladder attack can be excruciating".
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Postby Apoclima » Wed Dec 21, 2005 6:17 am

Apparently passing a kidney stone can be too!

Thanks, uncronopio!

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Postby gailr » Thu Dec 22, 2005 2:09 am

Catullus:
Odi et amo. Quare id faciam fortasse requiris.
Nescio, sed fieri sentio, et excrucior.

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Postby Stargzer » Thu Dec 22, 2005 2:04 pm

gailr wrote:Catullus:
Odi et amo. Quare id faciam fortasse requiris.
Nescio, sed fieri sentio, et excrucior.

-gailr


"(Garfield's roommate) Odie ate the ammunition."


I haven't gotten any further in the translation yet . . .
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Postby Apoclima » Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:12 pm

HATE and love. Why I do so, perhaps you ask.
I know not, but I feel it, and I am in torment.


Catullus Poem 85

For deeper commentary:

Catullus: Poem 85

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Postby Stargzer » Thu Dec 22, 2005 6:09 pm

Apoclima wrote: . . .
For deeper commentary:

Catullus: Poem 85

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I did find some good sites after I posted, but working with cognates that was the best I could come up with.

amo amas amat amamus amatis amant

. . . as I recall from Mr. Cullen's class . . .
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