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cantĭo , ōnis, f. cano, lit. a singing, playing; hence meton. abstr. pro concr..
I. A song (rare; “mostly ante-class.),Plaut. Stich. 5, 4, 25; 5, 5, 19; 5, 6, 8; Suet. Ner. 25; “of birds,App. Flor. 2, p. 349, 11; Fronto ad Ver. 1 (cf. cantatio).—
II. An incantation, charm, spell, Cato, R. R. 160: “subito totam causam oblitus est, idque veneficiis et cantionibus Titiniae factum dicebat,Cic. Brut. 60, 217; App. M. 1, 10, p. 106, 27.
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    • Plautus, Stichus, 5.4
    • Suetonius, Nero, 25
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