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appellātĭo , ōnis, f. 2. appello.
I. A going to one in order to accost or make a request of him (not found in earlier Lat.).
A. An address, an accosting: hanc nactus appellationis causam, this opportunity for an address or appeal, Caes. B. C. 2, 28.—Hence,
II. Esp.
B. In gram.
1. Pronunciation: “suavitas vocis et lenis appellatio litterarum,Cic. Brut. 74, 259; Quint. 11, 3, 35 (cf. 2. appello, II. E.).—
2. A substantive, Quint. 9, 3, 9; cf. id. 1, 4, 20, and Scaurus ap. Diom. p. 306 P.
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