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com-mĭnor , ātus, 1, v. dep.,
I.to threaten one with something, esp., in milit. lang., to threaten with an attack, to menace (in prose most freq. in the histt.; not in Cic.); constr. usu. alicui aliquid; rarely alicui aliquā re, aliquem, or absol.: “comminando magis quam inferendo pugnam,Liv. 10, 39, 6: “impetum, Auct. B. Afr. 71: obsidionem,Liv. 31, 26, 6; 42, 7, 5: “necem alicui,Suet. Caes. 14: “inter se,Liv. 44, 9, 7: “alicui cuspide,Suet. Caes. 62: “accusationem,Dig. 5, 2, 7.— With acc. pers., Dig. 1, 16, 9, § 3; 1, 12, 1, § 10 al.Absol.: “vox comminantis audita est,Suet. Calig. 22 fin.—Part.: commĭ-nātus , a, um, in pass. signif., threatened: mots alicul, App. M. 6, p. 184, 12: “novercae nex,id. ib. 10, p. 241, 16.
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