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audītus , ūs, m. audio.
I. A hearing, listening (so perh. only post-Aug.; “syn.: auditio, auscultatio): ea plurium auditu accipi,Tac. A. 4, 69: “breviauditu,id. H. 2, 59: “auditus auris,Vulg. 2 Reg. 22, 45; “ib. Job, 42, 5: auditu audietis (by Hebraïsm),ib. Matt. 13, 14.—Hence, the instruction listened to (cf. audio, II. A. 2.): “quis dignior umquam Hoc fuit auditu?Luc. 10, 183.— Also (like auditio, II.), a rumor, report: “occupaverat animos prior auditus,Tac. H. 1, 76: “Quis credidit auditui nostro?Vulg. Joan. 12, 38; ib. Rom. 10, 16.—
II. The sense of hearing, the hearing (class.): “auditus autem semper patet,Cic. N. D. 2, 57, 144: num quid aliquo sensu perceptum sit, aspectu, auditu, tactu, odore, gustatu, Auct. ad Her. 2, 5: “aures acerrimi auditūs,Plin. 8, 32, 50, § 114; 23, 4, 42, § 85: “Si totum corpus oculus, ubi auditus?Vulg. 1 Cor. 12, 17 bis. al. —In plur.: auditus hominum deorumque mulcens, i. e. aures, App Dogm. Plat. 1.
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