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Bactra , ōrum (Bactrum , i, Plin. 6, 16, 18, § 48), n., = Βάκτρα,
I.the chief city of Bactria or Bactriana, now Balkh, Verg. G. 2, 138; Prop. 3 (4), 1, 16; 3, 11 (4, 10), 26; Hor. C. 3, 29, 28; Curt. 7, 4, 31; cf. Sil. 13, 764; Amm. 23, 6, 58.—Transf., = Bactri, the Bactrians, Verg. A. 8, 688.—
II. Derivv.
A. Bactri , ōrum, m., the inhabitants of Bactriana, Mel. 1, 2, 5; Varr. ap. Plin. 6, 17, 19, § 52; Plin. 6, 16, 18, § 48.—
B. Bac-trĭa , ae. f., the country of the Bactrians, Bactria, Plin. 8, 18, 26, § 67.—
C. Bactrĭ-ānus , a, um, adj.
1. Relating to the city of Bactra, of Bactra: “regio,Curt. 6, 6, 18: “arx,id. 9, 7, 2: “terra,id. 7, 4, 26: “smaragdi,Plin. 37, 45, 17, § 65.—
2. Relating to the kingdom of Bactriana, Bactrian; hence, Bactriāni , ōrum, m., = Bactri, the Bactrians, Plin. 6, 23, 25, § 92; Curt. 7, 4, 13; 7, 4, 20; 7, 4, 25; Tac. A. 11, 8; Amm. 23, 6, 57.—In sing., collect. for the land of Bactriana, Tac. A. 2, 60.—Also, Bactriāna , ae, f. (sc. terra), = Bactria, Plin. 12, 9, 19, § 35. —
D. Bactrīnus , a, um, adj., Bactrian: “camelus,App. M. 7, p. 194, 4.—
E. Bac-trĭus , a, um, adj., the same: “Halcyoneus,Ov. M. 5, 135.
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