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Brĭtŏmartis , is, f., = Βριτόμαρτις (Cretan, ΒΠΙΤΥ, rich in blessing, and ΜΑΠΤΙΣ, maiden, Sol. 11).
I. A Cretan nymph, daughter of Jupiter and Carme, inventress of the hunting-net; when pursued by Minos, she cast herself into the sea, Verg. Cir. 285 sq.
II. An epithet of the Cretan Diana: “ignea,Claud. III. Cons. Stil. 251: “lucos Britomartis agit,id. ib. 303.
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