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clāmĭto , āvi, ātum (
I.part. pres. nom. plur. clamitantis, Varr. ap. Non. p. 356), 1, v. freq. n. and a. [clamo], to cry out violently or aloud, to bawl out, vociferate (class., esp. freq. since the Aug. per.; in Cic. only twice; not in Quint.; usu. of human beings).
II. Act.
A. With the words or thoughts uttered as object.
3. With subj.: “Messalina clamitabat... audiret Octaviae matrem,Tac. A. 11, 34: “Mnester clamitans aspiceret verberum notas,id. ib. 11, 36; 16, 10.—
B. With personal obj.: “clamitant me ut revortar,call on me, Plaut. Ps. 5, 1, 30 Lorenz (Fleck. inclamitant): “clamitent Ne sycophantam,call, Ter. And. 4, 5, 20: “clamitans eum modo consulem modo dictatorem,Ascon. p. 34, 13 Bait.: “plausores, Augustianos militesque se triumphi ejus clamitantes,Suet. Ner. 25. —
C. Trop., of things, to proclaim, reveal, betray: “nonne ipsum caput et supercilia illa penitus abrasa olere malitiam et clamitare calliditatem videntur?Cic. Rosc. Am. 7, 20.
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