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-hĭbĕo , ui (
I.perf. subj. cohibessit, Lucr. 3, 444 Lachm.), ĭtum, 2, v. a. habeo.
B. Trop. (very rare): sed interest inter causas fortuito antegressas, et inter causas cohibentis in se efficientiam naturalem, Cic. Fat. 9, 19.—
II. With the access. idea of hindering free motion, to hold, keep, keep back, hinder, stay, restrain, stop, etc. (in a lit. sense in prose rare, but trop. very freq.).
B. Trop.
1. Cohibere aliquid or cohibere se, to stop something (or one's self), to hold in check, to restrain, limit, confine, keep back, repress, tame, subdue (syn.: “contineo, refreno, arceo, coerceo): motus animi perturbatos,Cic. Off. 2, 5, 18: “furentis impetus crudelissimosque conatus,id. Phil. 3, 2, 5; cf.: “furorem alicujus,id. ib. 5, 13, 37: “temeritatem,id. Ac. 1, 12, 45: “gaudia clausa in sinu tacito,Prop. 2 (3), 25, 30.iras,Verg. A. 12, 314: “pravas aliorum spes,Tac. A. 3, 56: “ac premeret sensus suos,id. ib. 3, 11: “bellum,Liv. 9, 29, 5: “malum,Tac. A. 6, 16: “sumptus,Arn. 2, p. 91: “violentias effrenati doloris,Gell. 12, 5, 3: “altitudinem aedificiorum,Tac. A. 15, 43: “(provinciae) quae procuratoribus cohibentur,” i. e. are ruled, id. H. 1, 11: non tu te cohibes? be moderate in grief, * Ter. Heaut. 5, 1, 46; so Sulp. ap. Cic. Fam. 4, 5, 4; Gell. 4, 9, 3.—
(γ). With inf., Calp. Ecl. 4, 20 (but in Cic. Tusc. 3, 25, 60; id. Caecin. 23, 66; Auct. B. G. 8, 23, prohibere is the true reading).—
2. Aliquid ab aliquā re or aliquo, to keep something from something (or somebody), to ward off: “manus ab alieno,Plaut. Trin. 4, 3, 12: “manus, oculos, animum ab auro gazāque regiā,Cic. Imp. Pomp. 23, 66: “effrenatas suas libidines a liberis et a conjugibus vestris,id. Mil. 28, 76: “adsensionem a rebus incertis,id. N. D. 1, 1, 1.—Hence, cŏhĭbĭtus , a, um, P. a., confined, limited, moderate: “dicendi genus,Gell. 7, 14, 7.—Comp.: “habitudo cohibitior,Aus. Grat. Act. 27, 2.
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