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sermōcĭnor , ātus, 1,
I.v. dep. n. [sermo].
I. To talk with any one, to parley, converse, commune, discourse about any thing (rare but class.; “syn. colloquor): consuetudo sermocinandi,Cic. Inv. 2, 17, 54: “cum aliquo,Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 52, § 138: “psittaci etiam sermocinantes,Plin. 10, 41, 58, § 117.—Act. collat. form sermōcĭno , Isid. Orig. 1, 39, 2.—
II. In partic. (acc. to sermo, I. B. 1.), to hold a literary conversation, to dispute, discuss: “exquisitius sermocinari, etc.,Suet. Tib. 56: “pluria forte quis dixit sermocinans vir apprime doctus,Gell. 5, 21, 1.— Hence, * sermōcĭnanter , adv., in discourse or conversation: “horas extrahere,Sid. Ep. 8, 6 med.
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