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călo (as a very ancient word, with its derivatives also written kălo ;
I.v. the letter K), āre, v. a. cf. Gr. καλῶ; Engl. call, to call, call out, proclaim, call together, summon, convoke; only as t. t. in reference to religious matters; v. Kalendae, and the ancient formulary in Varr. L. L. 6, § 27 Müll.; cf. Macr. S. 1, 15: calata comitia, a kind of comitia held for the purpose of consecrating a priest or a king. Of these, some were curiata, others centuriata, Laelius Felix ap. Gell. 15, 27 sq.: “Calata in Capitolium plebe,Macr. S. 1, 15; Quint. 1, 6, 33.—Hence, sarcastically, on account of bribery, calatis granis (instead of comitiis), Cic. Sest. 33, 72 Orell.
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