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ob-testor , ātus, 1, v. dep., call as a witness to any thing; to protest or assert by a person or thing (syn.: testor, obsecro, supplico; class.).
II. Transf., to conjure by calling to witness; to entreat, beseech, supplicate, implore: “per ego haec genua te,Plaut. Rud. 3, 2, 13; id. Aul. 4, 9, 4: “per omnes deos te obtestor, ut, etc.,Cic. Att. 11, 2, 2; Verg. A. 9, 260: “vos judices,Cic. Cael. 32, 78: “vos obtestor atque obsecro, ut, etc.,id. Sest. 69, 147: “id sibi ne eripiatis, vos obtestatur,id. Sull. 32, 89: “obsistens obtestansque deum et hominum fidem testabatur, nequiquam eos fugere,Liv. 2, 10, 3. —With double acc.: “illud te ... Pro Latio obtestor, ne, etc.,Verg. A. 12, 819.—Part.: obtestātus , a, um, in the pass. signif., earnestly entreated, supplicated, implored: “obtestatus prece impensā,Amm. 31, 9, 4: “obtestatā fide,App. M. 2, p. 125, 11.
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