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ef-for , ātus, 1,
I.v. dep. a. (defect. In use only: effor, Cav. ap. Diom. p. 375 P.: “effaris,App. M. 7, 25, p. 199, 6: “effatur,Verg. A. 10, 523 al.: “effamini,Arn. 7, 41: “effantur, App. Mund. prooem. p. 56, 22: effabor,Lucr. 5, 104: “effabere,Luc. 8, 346: “effabimur,Cic. Ac. 2, 30, 97: “effantes,App. Mund. p. 65, 5; imp.: “effare,Verg. A. 6, 560; inf.: “effari,id. ib. 4, 76; as pass., poët. ap. Cic. Tusc. 2, 17, 39; part.: “effatus,Verg. A. 3, 463 al.; as pass. v. infra: “effando,Liv. 5, 15, 10: effatu, Pl. 3, 21, 25, § 139 al.), to speak or say out, to utter.
I. In gen. (an old relig. and poet. word; cf. Cic. de Or. 3, 38, 153; esp. freq. in Verg.): sed tamen effabor, * Lucr. 5, 104: haec effatu' pater, repente recessit, Enn. ap. Cic. Div. 1, 20, 40 (Ann. v. 48 ed. Vahlen); cf. Verg. G. 4, 450; id. A. 3, 463; 4, 30; 76; 456 et saep.; Hor. Epod. 17, 37; Luc. 8, 347 et saep.: “et tacendo forsitan, quae dii immortales vulgari velint, haud minus, quam celanda effando, nefas contrahi,Liv. 5, 15 fin.; Suet. Ner. 49: “effatu digna nomina,Plin. 3, 21, 25, § 139 et saep.—Absol., Vulg. Psa. 93, 2; id. Prov. 18, 23.—*
II. In partic.
1. As t. t. in the language of augurs, to fix, define, determine a place for a religious purpose: “templum,Cic. Att. 13, 42, 3; cf. pass.: “templa effari ab auguribus,Varr. L. L. 6, 7, § 53.—
2. In dialectics, to state a proposition: “quod ita effabimur,Aut vivet cras Hermarchus, aut non vivet, Cic. Ac. 2, 30, 97; cf. in the foll.: effatum.!*? effātus , a, um, in passive signif., pronounced, established, determined, designated: effata dicuntur, quod augures finem auspiciorum caelestum extra urbem agris sunt effati ubi esset; “hinc effari templa dicuntur ab auguribus,Varr. L. L. 6, § 53 Müll.; cf. Libri Augur. ap. Gell. 13, 14; Serv. Verg. A. 6, 197; Fest. S. V. MINORA TEMPLA, p. 157, 28 Müll.; Cic. Leg. 2, 8 fin.; Liv. 10, 37 fin.: “FATIDICORVM ET VATVM EFFATA INCOGNITA,announcements, predictions, Cic. Leg. 2, 8, 20; cf. Liv. 1, 24.—
B. In partic.: effātum , i, n., a dialectical proposition, an axiom, Cic. Ac. 2, 29 fin. (a transl. of the Gr. ἀξίωμα), Sen. Ep. 117.
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