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Ποτνιάς , άδος, fem. Adj.
A.of Potniae, Potnian,κέλευθοι ΠοτνιάδεςA.Fr.173; Ποτνιὰς κρήνη a spring near the town, Ael.NA15.25, Paus.9.8.1; Ποτνιάδες ἵπποι the mares that tore Glaucus in pieces, Str.9.2.24; hence, generally, Π. πῶλοι Boeotian mares, E.Ph.1124 (but expld. by Sch. as = μανικαί).
II. = πότνια, Βάκχαι ποτνιάδες (expld. by Hsch. as = μαινάδες καὶ λυσσάδες) E.Ba.664, cf. ποινίς; π. θεαί, of the Eumenides (expld. by Sch. as = μανικαί, but v. πότνια 2), Id.Or.318 (lyr.); cf. ποτνιάομαι.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Euripides, Bacchae, 2
    • Euripides, Bacchae, 664
    • Euripides, Orestes, 318
    • Euripides, Phoenician Women, 1124
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 9.8.1
    • Strabo, Geography, 9.2.24
    • Aelian, De Natura Animalium, 15.25
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