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ab-sŏnus , a, um, adj.
I. Deviating from the right tone, discordant, dissonant, inharmonious: “sunt quidam ita voce absoni, ut ... in oratorum numerum venire non possint,Cic. de Or. 1, 25, 115: “vox absona atque absurda,id. ib. 3, 11, 41.— Hence,
II. In gen., not harmonizing with a thing, not accordant with, unsuitable, incongruous; constr. with ab or ( = alienus) with dat. or absol.: “nec absoni a voce motus erant,Liv. 7, 2: “nihil absonum fidei divinae originis fuit,id. 1, 15: “fortunis absona dicta,Hor. A. P. 112.—Absol.: “nihil absonum, nihil agreste,Quint. 6, 3, 107; cf. id. 12, 10, 32.—Adv.: absŏnē , discordantly, incongruously, Gell. 15, 25; App. Mag. p. 277.
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