Definition of accentus
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LNS
accentus, accentūs
accino, the attuning a thing; hence
noun (m., 4th declension)
  1. a blast, signal
  2. the accentuation of a word, accent, tone
  3. intensity, violence
Abbreviations
accentus, ūs, m. accino, the attuning a thing; hence Lit. In gen., a blast, signal (late Lat.): aeneatorum accentu, Amm. 16, 12, 36: id. 24, 4, 22; acutissimi tibiarum, Solin. 5 fin.

— In gramm., the accentuation of a word, accent, tone (post-Aug.): accentus, quos Graeci προσωδίας vocant (so that it is a lit. transl. of the Gr. word, πρός = ad, and ᾠδή = cantus), Quint. 1, 5, 22; 12, 10, 33; Diom. p. 425 Putsch.

— Fig., intensity, violence: hiemis, Sid. Ep. 4, 6: doloris, Marc. Emp. 36.
 
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