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al-lŏquor (adl- ), cūtus, 3,
I.v. dep. a.: aliquem, to speak to, to address, esp. used in greeting, admonishing, consoling. etc.; hence also, to salute; to exhort, rouse; to console (cf. in Gr. παραμυθέομαι; in the ante-class. and class. per. rare; in Cic. only twice; more freq. from the time of the Aug. poets).
I. To speak to, to address: quem ore funesto adloquar? Att. ap. Non. 281, 6: “admones et adloqueris,Vulg. Sap. 12, 2: “hominem blande adloqui,Ter. Phorm. 2, 1, 22; so id. And. 2, 2, 6: “quem nemo adloqui vellet,Cic. Clu. 61; so Auct. ad Her. 4, 15, 22; Ov. M. 15, 22; 8, 728; 11, 283; 13, 739; Verg. A. 6, 466 al.: “senatum, compositā in magnificentiam oratione, adlocutus,Tac. H. 3, 37; so id. A. 16, 91; id. Agr. 35: “adlocutus est (eis) linguā Hebraeā,Vulg. Act. 21, 40; 28, 20.—
II. Esp.
A. To address the gods in thanksgiving and prayer: “dis gratias agere atque adloqui,Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 26; 1, 1, 232; so, “patriam adlocuta maestast ita voce miseriter,Cat. 63, 49.—
C. In consolation, to speak to, to console, to comfort: “adlocutum mulieres ire aiunt, cum eunt ad aliquam locutum consolandi causā,Varr. L. L. 6, 7, 66: “adloqui in luctu,Sen. Troad. 619: “adflictum adloqui caput,id. Oedip. 1029 P. and R.
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