calcĭtro, āre, v. n. [1 calx].I.Lit., to strike with the heels, to kick, of animals (very rare), Plin. 30, 16, 53, § 149; cf. calcitratus.—B.Trop, to resist, to be stubborn or refractory: calcitrat, respuit, * Cic. Cael. 15, 36.—C.Prov.:* II.
calcitrare contra stimulum,to kick against the pricks, Amm. 18, 5, 1; Vulg. Act. 9, 5; 26, 14; cf. 1. calx. —In gen., to strike convulsively with the feet, of one dying, Ov M. 12, 240.2.calcĭtro, ōnis, m. [1. calcitro].I.One who strikes with his heels, a kicker: equus mordax, calcitro, Varr. ap. Non. p. 45, 2 (Sat. Men. 81, 3).—II.Of men, a boisterous fellow, a blusterer, Plaut. As. 2, 3, 11.
Lewis & Short Latin Dictionary, 1879. - Revised, Enlarged, and in Great Part Rewritten. Charlton T. Lewis, Ph.D. and Charles Short. 2011.