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prae-lŏquor , cūtus (quūtus), 3,
I.v. dep. a. and n.
I. To speak beforehand or first, to speak before another, to forestall in speaking: “occupas praeloqui, quae mi'st oratio,Plaut. Rud. 1, 4, 28; cf. id. ib. 1, 2, 31: “quod mihi causam praeloquendi dedit,Plin. Ep. 8, 21, 3.—
II. To say beforehand, in the way of preface or introduction, to premise, Quint. 4, 1, 2.—Absol., Plin. Ep. 3, 4, 3: “de aliquā re,Quint. 5, 13, 60: “libri amplitudo non sinit me longiore epistulā praeloqui,Plin. Ep. 4, 5, 3.—
III. To foretell, predict, Lact. Epit. 47, 2.
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