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-tŏno , ŭi, 1, v. n.
I. To thunder down, to thunder.
A. Prop.: “hic (sc. Juppiter) ubi detonuit,Ov. Tr. 2, 35.—
B. Trop., to thunder forth, express in thundertones, to storm (freq. in Florus): “captis superioribus jugis in subjectos detonuit,Flor. 1, 17, 5; “of Hannibal's invasion of Italy,id. 2, 6, 10 al.: “adversus epistolam meam turba patricia detonabit,Hier. Ep. 47: “haec ubi detonuit,Sil. 17, 202; “of lofty poetry,Stat. Silv. 2, 7, 65.—
II. To cease thundering; so only trop., to cease raging: Aeneas nubem belli, dum detonet omnis, sustinet, * Verg. A. 10, 809 (bellantum impetum sustinet, donec deferveat, Serv.): “ira,Val. Fl. 4, 294: “dicendi vitiosa jactatio,Quint. 12, 9, 4.
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