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cantō āvī, ātus, āre. freq.

I.I. Intrans., of men, to produce melodious sounds, sound, sing, play: Pamphilam Cantatum provocemus, T.: saltare et cantare: Arcades ambo Et cantare pares, V.: cantando victus, V.: non est Cantandum, i. e. there is no occasion for fiction, Iu.: structis avenis, O.: ad chordarum sonum, N.: tibiis, N.: ad manum histrioni, to accompany the actor, L.: gallis signum dedisse cantandi, to crow.—Of instruments, to sound, resound: Cantabat fanis, cantabat tibia ludis, O.
II.II. Trans., with cognate acc., to sing, play, recite: Hymenaeum, T.: haec versibus isdem, drawl, Iu.: Nil praeter Calvum (i. e. Calvi carmina), H.: cantatum carmen, an incantation, O. —With definite obj., to sing, celebrate, praise in song<*> amicam, H.: proelia virginum, H.: Pythia (sc. certamina), H.: deum, Tb.: cantari dignus, V.To reiterate, harp upon, warn against: harum mores, T.: istum Caesarem: totā cantabitur urbe, become a byword, H.To use enchantments, practise incantations, enchant, charm: cantando rumpitur anguis, V.: cantata Luna, exorcised by magic, Pr.

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