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plōro , āvi, ātum, 1, v. n. and
I.a. [etym. dub.; cf. pluo].
I. To cry out, to cry aloud = clamare: SI PARENTEM PVER VERBERIT. AST OLLE PLORASSIT, and he cry out, Lex. Serv. Tull. ap. Fest. p. 230 Müll.—
II. To wail, lament, to weep aloud.
A. Neutr. (class.; “syn.: lugeo, fleo): ego hercle faciam plorantem illum,Plaut. Poen. 1, 2, 164: “ne plora,id. Merc. 3, 1, 3; id. Ps. 4, 4, 1: “eam plorare,Ter. Phorm. prol. 8: “plorando fessus sum,Cic. Att. 15, 9: date puero panem, ne ploret, Auct. ap. Quint. 6, 1, 47: “lacrimandum est, non plorandum,Sen. Ep. 63, 1: jubeo te plorare, I bid you howl (in a double sense, alluding to their lachrymose poetry and to the chastisement its authors deserve), Hor. S. 1, 10, 91.—With dat., to or before one: “ille suae (puellae) plorabit sobrius,Tib. 2, 5, 103: “plorabo tibi,Vulg. Jer. 48, 32.—
2. Transf., of things: mimus quis melior plorante gulā, a complaining or clamorous appetite, Juv. 6, 158: “at tu, victrix provincia, ploras,id. 1, 50.—
B. Act., to weep over any thing, to lament, bewail (poet.).
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