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Aethĭŏps (i long, Aethīops, Sid. Carm. 11, 18), ŏpis, m., = Αἰθίοψ [the Gr. geographers derived this word from αἴθω-ὤψ, and applied it to all the
I.sunburnt, dark-complexioned races above Egypt].
B. Appel.
1. A black man, negro: “derideat Aethiopem albus,Juv. 2, 23: “Aethiopas videri,Plin. 32, 10, 52, § 141.—
2. A coarse, dull, awkward man, a blockhead: “cum hoc homine an cum stipite Aethiope,Cic. Sen. 6; Juv. 6, 600; Flor. 4, 7.—
II. Adj., Ethiopian; in the masc.: “Aethiopes lacus,Ov. M. 15, 320: “vir Aethiops,Vulg. Act. 8, 7.
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