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Lewis : consono

consono, consŏno, ŭi, 1, v. n., to sound at the same time or together, to sound aloud, to resound (class., but rare till the Aug. period; not in Cic.). Lit. In gen.: apes evolaturae consonant vehementer, Varr. R. R. 3, 16, 30: cum omne tibiarum genus organorumque consonuit, fit concentus ex dissonis, Sen. Ep. 84, 10: tubae utrimque canunt: contra consonat terra, Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 73; so of places, Verg. A. 8, 305: tum plausu virūm Consonat omne nemus, id. ib. 5, 149; Ov. M. 7, 451; Vitr. 5, 8, 1; Tac. A. 14, 32: consonuere cornicines funebri strepitu, Petr. 78, 6: consonante clamore nominatim Quinctium orare ut, etc., Liv. 36, 34, 7.

Esp., in rhetor. Of harmony in discourse, Quint. 9, 3, 73; 9, 3, 45; 9, 3, 77.

Of similar terminations of words, Quint. 9, 3, 75.

Trop., to agree, accord, harmonize (postAug.): quomodo inter se acutae ac graves voces consonent, Sen. Ep. 88, 9: quomodo animus meus secum consonet, id. ib: sibi in faciendis ac non faciendis, Quint. 2, 20, 5: sibi (tenor vitae), Sen. Ep. 31, 8: Capricorno (Virginis astrum), Manil. 2, 281; 2, 622: hoc etenim contractui bonae fidei consonat, Dig. 19, 1, 48 fin.; 35, 1, 90.—Hence, consŏnans, antis, P. a. In gram., subst. (sc. littera; hence, fem.), a consonant, Quint. 1, 4, 6; 1, 7, 9 et saep.

Trop., agreeing, consonant, fit, suitable (post-Aug. and rare): consonanti contractui bonae fidei, Dig. 12, 2, 34, § 8 al.—* Adv.: consŏnanter, consonantly, agreeably: consonantissime ad harmoniam composita, Vitr. 6, 1, 6.