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Harpŏcrătēs , is, m., = Ἁρποκράτης,
I. The Egyptian god of silence, represented with his finger on his mouth; acc. to others, a Greek philosopher, who enjoined silence respecting the nature of the gods, Varr. L. L. 5, § 57 Müll. N. cr. (cf. Ov. M. 9, 692).—*
II. Transf., a silent person, Cat. 74, 4.
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