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rĕ-căno, ĕre, v. a. (Plinian).

  1. I. To sing back, i. e. call back by singing: ut illa (perdix) recanat revocetque (marem), Plin. 10, 33, 51, § 102: Phoebus … recanente lyrā fautor, Verg. Cul. 13.
  2. * II. To charm back again, to undo a charm: pauci etiam credunt serpentes ipsas recanere, Plin. 28, 2, 4, § 19 (perh. also id. 29, 4, 21, § 69, where Jan. reads praecanere. The form recĭno has another signif., v. recino).