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ob-mūtesco , tŭi, 3,
I.v. inch. n., to become dumb, to lose one's speech (syn.: taceo, sileo).
B. Transf., in gen., to be speechless, mute, silent: “ipse obmutescam,Cic. de Or. 2, 7, 27: “de me ... nulla umquam obmutescat vetustas,id. Mil. 35, 98: “Aeneas aspectu obmutuit amens,Verg. A. 4, 279: “dixit pressoque obmutuit ore,id. ib. 6, 155: “obmutuit illa dolore,Ov. M. 13, 538.—
II. Trop., to become silent, to cease: “studium nostrum conticuit subito et obmutuit,Cic. Brut. 94, 324: “animi dolor,id. Tusc. 2, 21, 50: “Lydium sil nunc obmutuit,is no longer asked for, Plin. 33, 12, 56, § 160: “dixit mari, obmutesce,Vulg. Marc. 4, 39.
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