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incoho (better than inchŏo , Plaut. Trin. 1, 2, 95; cf. Corss. Ausspr. 1, 109; Cic. Rep. 1, 35 Mai.; 3, 2; Front. p. 154 Rom.; Marin. Fratr. Arv. p. 363; Bramb. p. 291 sq.), āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. and n. for in-coco; from in and Sanscr. root kuk-, to take, grasp.
I. Act., to lay the foundation of a thing, to begin, commence (syn. incipere; opp. absolvere, perficere; class.).
A. In gen.
(β). With inf.: “quam si mens fieri proponit et incohat ipsa,Lucr. 3, 183; Luc. 10, 174; Pall. Dec. 2.—
II. Neutr., to begin, commence, take a beginning.
A. In gen. (post-class.): “moris est, ut munus hujusmodi a proficiscentibus incohat,Symm. Ep. 7, 75: “incohante mense,Pall. Febr. 25, 20 and 33.— *
B. In partic., like infit, to begin to speak: “post longa silentia rursus Incohat Ismene,Stat. Th. 8, 623. — Hence, incōhātē , adv., incipiently, incompletely, Aug. Gen. ad Lit. 6, 11.
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