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mūgĭo , īvi and ĭi, ītum, 4, v. n. Sanscr. root, muǵ, sonare; Gr. μυκάομαι, μύζω, low, bellow (syn. boo).
I. Lit.: “inde cum actae boves mugissent,Liv. 1, 7. —Prov.: “hic bove percusso mugire Agamemnona credit,Juv. 14, 286.—Part. pres. subst.: “mugientium Prospectat errantes greges,” i. e. cattle, Hor. Epod. 2, 11.—
II. Transf., of the sound of a trumpet, to bray: “Tyrrhenusque tubae mugire per aethera clangor,Verg. A. 8, 526.—Of an earthquake, to rumble: “sub pedibus mugire solum,id. ib. 6, 256.—Of a mast: si mugiat Africis Malus procellis. groans, Hor. C. 3, 29, 57.—Of thunder, to roar, crash, peal: “mugire tonitrua, rutilare fulgura,Min. Fel. Octav. 5: quasi mugiente litterā M. Quint. 12, 10, 31: at tibi tergeminum mugiet ille sophos, will bellow or cry out to you, σοφῶς, well done! bravo! Mart. 3, 46, 8.—Also, to reject with a sound: “cruentum mugiit,spat gore, Claud. Ruf. 1, 66.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (3):
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 1, 7
    • Vergil, Aeneid, 8.526
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 12, 10.31
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