(he or she) speaks (with the speaker's name following, as a stage direction or to inform the reader)→ loq.
- ‘Beside it, on the margin in MS., is the word" Action." Not a word of it was said. It was simply done. Again, immediately below that on the same page - Sikes' loquitur-" 'Oh! you haven't".’
Latin, from loqui talk, speak.