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-căno , ĕre, v. a. (Plinian).
I. To sing back, i. e. call back by singing: “ut illa (perdix) recanat revocetque (marem),Plin. 10, 33, 51, § 102: “Phoebus ... recanente lyrā fautor,Verg. Cul. 13.—*
II. To charm back again, to undo a charm: “pauci etiam credunt serpentes ipsas recanere,Plin. 28, 2, 4, § 19 (perh. also id. 29, 4, 21, § 69, where Jan. reads praecanere. The form recĭno has another signif., v. recino).
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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 28.19
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 10.102
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