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cantus ūs, m

1 CAN-, a musical utterance, singing, song: cantus vocum: Sirenum: cantu tremulo (i. e. voce anili), H.: cantu solata laborem, V.: in dicendo obscurior, musical play of voice. — With instruments, a playing, music: vocum et nervorum: citharae, H.: tubarum, L.: strepuerunt cornua cantu, V.: bestiae cantu flectuntur, by music. — Of birds and insects: avium citharaeque, H.: seros exercet noctua cantūs, V.: Cantūs luscinii, Ph.: gallorum, crowing: sub galli cantum, at cock-crow, H.: ales cantibus Evocat Auroram, O.: cantu rumpent arbusta cicadae, V. —Esp., an oracular song, incantation, charm: veridicos edere cantūs, Ct.: cantūsque artesque magorum, O.: cantu commotae Umbrae, V.

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