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ē-lŏquor , ēlŏcūtus (or ēloquūtus), 3,
I.v. dep. a., to speak out, speak plainly, to utter; to pronounce, declare, state, express: “eloqui hoc est, omnia quae mente conceperis promere atque ad audientes perferre,Quint. 8 prooem. § 15 (class.).
I. In gen. (so most freq. in Plautus).
(α). With acc.: “id quod sentit eloqui non posse,Cic. Tusc. 1, 3, 6; so, “praeclare cogitata mentis,id. Brut. 72 fin.: “audita,Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 45: “nomen meum,id. ib. prol. 18: “argumentum hujus tragoediae,id. ib. 51; “96: rem, ut facta est,id. ib. 4, 5, 8 et saep.: ille unum elocutus, ut memoria tenerent milites, etc., * Caes. B. C. 2, 34, 5: “Gratum elocuta consiliantibus Junone divis "Ilion, Ilion," etc.,Hor. C. 3, 3, 17 et saep.—
(β). Absol., Plaut. Aul. 2, 1, 48; id. Curc. 2, 3, 29: “perge eloqui,Ter. Ph. 4, 3, 36: “eloquar an sileam?Verg. A. 3, 39 et saep.—
II. In partic., to speak in an oratorical or eloquent manner (only absol.): et Graece ab eloquendo ῥήτωρ et Latine eloquens dictus est, etc., Cic. Or. 19; cf. Quint. 10, 1, 3: “eloqui copiose melius est, quam vel acutissime sine eloquentia cogitare,Cic. Off. 1, 44, 156; cf.: “composite, ornate, copiose eloqui,id. de Or. 1, 11, 48: “eloquendi facultas,Quint. 10, 1, 69 et saep.—Hence, ēlŏquens , entis, P. a.
I. Speaking, endowed with the faculty of speech: “cum res muta fit eloquens,Auct. Her. 4, 53.—
II. Eloquent (for syn. cf.: “facundus, disertus, etc.): Is est eloquens, qui et humilia subtiliter et magna graviter et mediocria temperate potest dicere, etc.,Cic. Or. 29, 100 sq.; cf. id. ib. 36, 19: “M. Antonius disertos ait se vidisse multos, eloquentem omnino neminem,id. ib. 5, 18 sq.; id. de Or. 1, 21; Quint. 8 prooem. § 13; 12, 1, 21; cf. Plin. Ep. 5, 20, 5: “rhetor,Cic. N. D. 2, 1: “senator (Cato),Quint. 11, 1, 36: “vir,Vulg. Act. 18, 24 et saep.—Comp., Quint. 12, 6, 6; App. Mag. p. 8 Bip.—Sup., Quint. 1, 1, 21; 4, 2, 58; 5, 13, 3; 8 prooem. § 13; Cic. Brut. 39, 145; Tac. Agr. 10 al.Adv.: ēlŏquen-ter , eloquently: eloquenter, λογίως, Gloss. —Comp.: “eloquentius quam prius scribitur,Plin. Ep. 3, 18, 6.—Sup.: “eloquentissime respondere,Plin. Ep. 2, 11, 17; 6, 21, 4.!*? ēlŏcūtus , a, um, in pass. signif.: “an quaedam extrinsecus sint elocuta,Dig. 3, 2, 13, § 6.
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