Webster 1913 Edition
punctum, to prick. See
The act of puncturing; perforating with something pointed.
A small hole made by a point; a slight wound, bite, or sting;
punctureof a nail, needle, or pin
A lion may perish by the
punctureof an asp.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To pierce with a small, pointed instrument, or the like; to prick; to make a puncture in;
Webster 1828 Edition
A lion may perish by the puncture of an asp.
To prick; to pierce with a small pointed instrument; as, to puncture the skin.