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dis-sŏnus , a, um, adj., opp. consonus,
I.dissonant, discordant, confused (not anteAug.; nor in Verg., Ov., or Hor.).
2. In gen., disagreeing, different: “gentes sermone moribusque,Liv. 1, 18; cf.: “linguā agmina,Sil. 16, 19: “linguis castra,id. 3, 221; “linguis turba,Claud. Laud. Stil 1, 152: “diversi postulantium habitus ac dissonae voces,Plin. Pan. 56, 6: “ora vulgi,Luc. 3, 289: “nationes,Amm. 23, 6 et saep.: “venustas (opp. jucunde consonat),Quint. 9, 3, 72: “cursus solis,Plin. 36, 10, 15, § 73: “carmina,” i. e. in elegiac measure, Stat. S. 2, 2, 114: “nationes,Mart. Cap. 2, § 203: “elementa,id. 9, § 912 et saep.—With ab: “nihil apud Latinos dissonum ab Romana re,Liv. 8, 8, 2.—*
II. Trop., discordant, jarring: “collidens dissona corda Seditio,Sil. 11, 45.
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