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prae-căno , ĕre (
I.perf. praececini), v. a.
I. To foretell, predict, prophesy (post-class.; “for the class. praecino),Tert. adv. Jud. 10; id. adv. Marc. 4, 40; Mamert. Genethl. 10 (al. praecinebant; v. praecino, II.).—*
II. To anticipate, i. e. prevent, destroy in advance the power of an enchantment: “aiunt (viperam) praecanere,Plin. 29, 4, 21, § 69 dub. (perh. recanere, cf. id. 28, 2, 4, § 19).
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