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lātro , āvi, ātum, 1, v. n. and
I.a. [cf. Gr. λοιδορέω and λατράζειν = βαρβαρίζειν, Hesych.], to bark (cf. baubor).
I. Lit.: “si canes latrent,Cic. Rosc. Am. 20, 56; Lucr. 5, 1066: “ne latret canis,Hor. S. 1, 2, 128: quasi feta canes sine dentibus latrat, Enn. ap. Varr. L. L. 7, § 32 Müll. (Ann. v. 518 Vahl.): “canis timidus vehementius latrat quam mordet,Curt. 7, 4, 13: “canino rictu,Juv. 10, 272.—Impers. pass.: “scit cui latretur cum solus obambulet ipse,Ov. Tr. 2, 459.—
(β). Act. for allatrare, to bark at, bay: “senem adulterum Latrent Suburanae canes,Hor. Epod. 5, 57: “cervinam pellem,id. Ep. 1, 2, 66: “nubila,Stat. Th. 1, 551.—Also in pass.: “latrari a canibus,Plin. 25, 10, 78, § 126.—
(γ). Part. pres. as subst.: lātrans , antis, m., a barker, i. e. a dog (poet.): “inmeriti fatum latrantis,Ov. M. 8, 412; plur., id. ib. 8, 344.—
B. Transf.
1. To resound, roar, of water (poet.): “latrantes undae,Sil. 5, 396: “(amnis) Alpibus ortus fertur latrantibus undis,id. 3, 470; Stat. Ach. 1, 451.—
2. In speaking, to rant, roar, bluster: “latrant jam quidam oratores, non loquuntur,Cic. Brut. 15, 58: “rumperis et latras,Hor. S. 1, 3, 136.—
(β). Act., to bark at: “si quis Obprobriis dignum latraverit,Hor. S. 2, 1, 85.—
II. Trop., to bark at, rage, etc.
A. In gen.: “multa ab animalium vocibus tralata in homines, partim quae sunt aperta, partim obscura. Perspicua, ut Ennii: Animus cum pectore latrat,Varr. L. L. 7, § 103 Müll. (cf. Ann. v. 570 Vahl.): “admoto latrant praecordia tactu,rage, Stat. S. 2, 1, 13: “curae latrantes,Petr. 119.—
B. In partic.
1. To demand vehemently: latrare Ennius pro poscere posuit, Paul. ex Fest. 121 Müll.; cf. “Enn. l. l.: cum sale panis Latrantem stomachum bene leniet,Hor. S. 2, 2, 17: “nil aliud sibi naturam latrare, nisi ut, etc.,Lucr. 2, 17.—
2. Opening the mouth wide, pronounced with a wide mouth: “hanc scripsit Latine Plautus cum latranti nomine,Plaut. Cas. prol. 34.
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