paenulam alicui scindo

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
(Redirected from paenulam alicui scindere)
Jump to: navigation, search

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From paenulam, the accusative singular of paenula ‎(cloak) + alicui, the dative singular of aliquis ‎(someone) + scindo ‎(I separate by force). Literally “I tear apart someone's cloak”.

Verb[edit]

paenulam alicui scindo

  1. (idiomatic) I press one strongly to stay
    • Letter 13, Cicero, Epistulae ad Atticum (Letters to Atticus), paragraph 33
      sed ego ita egi ut non scinderem paenulam.
      And indeed, I have gone so that the cloak is not ripped apart. (ie. so that I'm not forced to stay)