aculeus

aculeus, ī, m. (Demin. v. acus), der Stachel, I) eig.: a) von Metall, der Stift, tabulam aculeis configere, Col. – od. die Spitze eines Wurfgeschosses, sagittae aut glandis, Liv. – b) der Tiere, apis, Cic.: hystricis, Plin.: aculei calcis, Sporen der Hühner, Col. – c) der Pflanzen, spinarum, carduorum, Plin. – II) übtr., bes. im Plur.: 1) das Stechende, Verletzende, Herzverwundende, bes. a) von scharfem Verfahren und beißender, verletzender Rede, aculeos severitatis emittere (gleichs. herausstrecken), Cic. – aculei orationis, contumeliarum, Cic.: fuerunt nonnulli aculei in C. Caesarem, Sticheleien gegen usw., Cic. ep. – b) v. Kummer u. Sorge, sollicitudinum aculei, Cic. – 2) das Aufregende, Antreibende (wie stimulus), der Sporn, Stachel, haec ad militum animos stimulandos aliquem aculeum habent, Liv.: auditorum intentio nullis extrinsecus aut blandimentis capta aut aculeis excitata, Plin. ep. – 3) der tiefe Eindruck, den der Redner od. die Rede beim Zuhörer zurückläßt, relinquere vero aculeum in audientium animis is demum potest, qui non pungit, sed infigit, Plin. ep.: orator cum delectatione aculeos relinquit in animis eorum, a quibus est auditus, Cic.: tamen horum (philosophorum) oratio neque nervos neque aculeos oratorios aut forenses habet, Cic.


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