Harpocratēs, is, m.
, = Ἁρποκράτης, The Egyptian god of silence, represented with his finger on his mouth; acc. to others, a Greek philosopher, who enjoined silence respecting the nature of the gods, Varr. L. L. 5, § 57 Mull. N. cr. (cf. Ov. M. 9, 692).
—* Transf., a silent person, Cat. 74, 4.