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ob-lŏquor , locūtus, 3, v. dep.
I. In gen., to speak against a person or thing; to interrupt a speaker; to gainsay, contradict (class.; syn. interpello); constr. with dat. or absol.
(β). Absol.: “obloquere,Plaut. Curc. 1, 1, 41: te blaterare atque obloqui? Afran. ap. Non. 78, 33: “ut me et appelles, et interpelles, et obloquare, et colloquare, velim,Cic. Q. Fr. 2, 10, 1: “ferocissime,Curt. 10, 2, 30.—
II. In partic.
A. To sing to, to accompany or join in singing (poet.): “non avis obloquitur,Ov. P. 3, 1, 21: “obloquitur numeris septem discrimina vocum,mingles the notes of his lute, accompanies on his lute, Verg. A. 6, 646.—
B. To blame, condemn (post-Aug.), Sen. Ep. 121, 4; Vulg. Psa. 43, 17.—
C. To rail at, reproach, abuse (poet.): “quod nunc gannit, et obloquitur,Cat. 83, 3.
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