Definition of canto
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Orthography ID = 1002090
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LEM
cantō, cantāre, cantāvī, cantātus
verb (1st conjugation)
  1. [i. Intrans., of men] to produce melodious sounds, sound, sing, play
  2. [of instruments] to sound, resound
  3. [iI. Trans., with cognate acc.] to sing, play, recite
  4. [with definite obj.] to sing, celebrate, praise in song
  5. to reiterate, harp upon, warn against
  6. to use enchantments, practise incantations, enchant, charm
Abbreviations
cantō āvī, ātus, āre. freq. cano. I. Intrans., of men, to produce melodious sounds, sound, sing, play: Pamphilam Cantatum provocemus, T.: saltare et cantare: Arcades ambo Et cantare pares, V.: cantando victus, V.: non est Cantandum, i. e. there is no occasion for fiction, Iu.: structis avenis, O.: ad chordarum sonum, N.: tibiis, N.: ad manum histrioni, to accompany the actor, L.: gallis signum dedisse cantandi, to crow.

—Of instruments, to sound, resound: Cantabat fanis, cantabat tibia ludis, O.

— II. Trans., with cognate acc., to sing, play, recite: Hymenaeum, T.: haec versibus isdem, drawl, Iu.: Nil praeter Calvum (i. e. Calvi carmina), H.: cantatum carmen, an incantation, O.

—With definite obj., to sing, celebrate, praise in song{*} amicam, H.: proelia virginum, H.: Pythia (sc. certamina), H.: deum, Tb.: cantari dignus, V.

—To reiterate, harp upon, warn against: harum mores, T.: istum Caesarem: totā cantabitur urbe, become a byword, H.

—To use enchantments, practise incantations, enchant, charm: cantando rumpitur anguis, V.: cantata Luna, exorcised by magic, Pr.
 
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