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ăb-horrĕo , ui, ēre, 2, v. n. and
I.a., to shrink back from a thing, to shudder at, abhor.
I. Lit. (syn. aversor; rare but class.); constr. with ab or absol., sometimes with the acc. (not so in Cicero; cf. “Haase ad Reisig Vorles. p. 696): retro volgus abhorret ab hac,shrinks back from, Lucr. 1, 945; 4, 20: “omnes aspernabantur, omnes abhorrebant, etc.,Cic. Clu. 14, 41: “quid tam abhorret hilaritudo?Plaut. Cist. 1, 1, 56: “pumilos atque distortos,Suet. Aug. 83; so id. Galb. 4; Vit. 10.
II. Transf., in gen.
A. To be averse or disinclined to a thing, not to wish it, usu. with ab: “a nuptiis,Ter. Hec. 4, 4, 92: “ab re uxoriā,id. And. 5, 1, 10; “and so often in Cic.: Caesaris a causā,Cic. Sest. 33: “a caede,id. ib. 63: “ab horum turpitudine, audaciā, sordibus,id. ib. 52, 112: “a scribendo abhorret animus,id. Att. 2, 6: “animo abhorruisse ab optimo statu civitatis,id. Phil. 7, 2: “a ceterorum consilio,Nep. Milt. 3, 5 al.
B. In a yet more general sense, to be remote from an object, i. e. to vary or differ from, to be inconsistent or not to agree with (freq. and class.): “temeritas tanta, ut non procul abhorreat ab insaniā,Cic. Rosc. Am. 24, 68: “a vulgari genere orationis atque a consuetudine communis sensus,id. de Or. 1, 3, 12: “oratio abhorrens a personā hominis gravissimi,id. Rep. 1, 15: “ab opinione tuā,Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 20: Punicum abhorrens os ab Latinorum nominum prolatione, Liv. 22, 13; so id. 29, 6; 30, 44: “a fide,to be incredible, id. 9, 36: “a tuo scelere,is not connected with, Cic. Cat. 1, 7 al. —Hence, like dispar, with dat.: “tam pacatae profectioni abhorrens mos,not accordant with, Liv. 2, 14.—
2. To be free from: “Caelius longe ab istā suspicione abhorrere debet,Cic. Cael. 4.—
3. Absol.
(α). To alter: “tantum abhorret ac mutat,alters and changes, Cat. 22, 11.—
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