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responsio

κόσμος σκηνή, ὁ βίος πάροδος· ἦλθες, εἶδες, ἀπῆλθες -> The world is a stage, life is a performance, you came, you saw, you departed
Democritus, fr. 115 D-K

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

rēsponsĭo: ōnis, f. respondeo.
   1    An answer, reply; a refutation (rare but class.; syn. responsum): in quo erat accusatoris interpretatio indigna responsione, Cic. Balb. 16, 36; Gell. 12, 12, 1: responsio mollis frangit iram, Vulg. Prov. 15, 1.— In plur., Plaut. Most. 3, 1, 63.—
   2    In rhet.: sibi ipsi responsio, a replying to one's own argument, Cic. de Or. 3, 54, 207; Quint. 9, 1, 35; 9, 3, 90 (cf.: ut quasi ad interrogata sibi ipse respondeat, Cic. Or. 40, 137).

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

respōnsĭō,¹⁵ ōnis, f. (respondeo), réponse : Cic. Balbo 36 || [rhét.] sibi ipsi responsio Cic. de Or. 3, 207, subjection [cf. Cic. Or. 137 ].

Latin > German (Georges)

respōnsio, ōnis, f. (respondeo), I) die Antwort, der Bescheid, die Entgegnung, Erwiderung (Ggstz. interrogatio), Cic. u.a.: responsionem elicere, Cic.: Plur., Plaut. most. 591. – II) als rhet. Fig. = ἀπόκρισις, sibi ipsi responsio, die Selbstbeantwortung einer Frage, die Selbstwiderlegung, Cic. de or. 3, 207. Quint. 9, 1, 35 u. 9, 3, 90. Carm. de fig. 31. p. 64 H.