Definition of frigutio, friguttio, fringutio, frigultio, fringultio
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Orthography ID = 2023152
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LNS
frigūtiō, frigūtīre, -, -
friguttiō, friguttīre, -, -
fringūtiō, fringūtīre, -, -
frigultiō, frigultīre, -, -
fringultiō, fringultīre, -, -
a lengthened form of 2. frigo
verb (4th conjugation)
  1. to twitter, chirp
  2. to stammer, stutter
  3. to stammer forth
Abbreviations
frigūtio (friguttio, fringūtio, frigultio, fringultio, fringulo), īre, v. n. and a. [a lengthened form of 2. frigo], to twitter, chirp. Lit., of birds: merulae in remotis tesquis frigutiunt, App. Flor. p. 358, 22: fringulit et graculus, Poet. ap. Anthol. Lat, 5, 43, 124.

— Transf., of a person who speaks indistinctly, to stammer, stutter. Neutr. (ante- and post-class.): murmurare potius et friguttire quam clangere, Front. de Eloqu. p. 229 ed. Mai.; cf.: saepe in rebus nequaquam difficilibus fringultiat vel omnino obmutescat, App. Mag. p. 296, 21: haec anus admodum frigultit, Enn. ap. Fulg. 562, 24: quid friguttis? Plaut. Cas. 2, 3, 49 (also ap. Varr. L. L. 7, ยง 104).

— Act., to stammer forth: vix singulas syllabas fringutiens, App. Mag. p. 336, 18.
 
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