a.1.Shutting; confining; drawing together; as, a claudent muscle.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Of the readings of 16--bonae claudens M: bonae claudent V2, Ehwald: bonae claudunt B C E F H K L4 P V: bonum claudunt G Q B2 P4: que claudebant T--M's is unquestionably right; otherwise there is no possibility of transition from the hexameter to the pentameter.