Definition of carmen
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Orthography ID = 1002159
1.
LEM
carmen, carminis
1 CAS-
noun (n., 3rd declension)
  1. a song, poem, verse, oracular response, prophecy, form of incantation, tune, air, lay, strain, note, sound (vocal or instrumental)
  2. [especially] a composition in verse, poem, poetry, verse, song
  3. lyric poetry
  4. a poetic inscription
  5. a passage from a poem, poetical extract
  6. an oracular response, prophecy, prediction
Abbreviations
carmen inis, n 1 CAS-, a song, poem, verse, oracular response, prophecy, form of incantation, tune, air, lay, strain, note, sound (vocal or instrumental): canentes carmina, L.: Carmine vocali clarus, O.: lyrae, Pr.: per me concordant carmina nervis, O.: ferale, V.: cygnorum, O.: citharā carmina divides, H.: barbaricum, O.

— Esp., a composition in verse, poem, poetry, verse, song: cantūs et carmina, melodies and words: Maeonii carminis alite, H.: tragicum, H.: carmina Livi, H.: Lydis remixto carmine tibiis, H.: famosum, abusive, H.: canere, to compose: pueris canto, H.: condere, H.: contexere: fingere, H.: docere, H.: ad umbilicum adducere, H.

— Lyric poetry: Carmine tu gaudes, hic delectatur iambis, H.: Carmina compono, hic elegos, H.

— A poetic inscription: carminibus templorum aditūs exornare: tumulo superaddite carmen, V.

—A passage from a poem, poetical extract: audiens tam grande carmen: Euripideum illud.

—An oracular response, prophecy, prediction: Cumaeum, V.: in libris Sibyllinis, L.

—A charm, incantation: Carminibus Circe socios mutavit Ulixi, V.: veneficae Scientioris, H.: Auxiliare, O.

—A form of speech, ceremonial phrase, formula (in religious or legal observances): quae (verba) longo effata carmine, L.: diro quodam carmine iurare, L.: cruciatūs carmina: lex horrendi carminis erat, of a dreadful form, L.: Appii Caeci carmen, a proverbial saying: magistri, a school-task for the memory: sacrum, L.
 
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