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obtĭcesco (opt- ), tĭcŭi, 3,
I.v. inch. n. [obticeo], to become or be struck silent; in perf., to be silent (syn. obmutesco): “obticuit obticescit,Not. Tir. p. 90: “quid, amabo, opticuisti?Plaut. Bacch. 1, 1, 28: “quid nunc obticuisti?Ter. Phorm. 5, 9, 2 (dub.; “Umpfenb. and Fleck. obstipuisti): repente obticuit,Just. 32, 2, 3: “nec prius obticuit quam, etc.,Ov. M. 14, 523: “chorus,Hor. A. P. 284; Mart. 10, 17, 4.—With acc.: cetera obticuit, Lact. Ira Dei, 4, 13.
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