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Bĕrĕcyntus , i, m., = Βερέκυντος,
I.a mountain on the banks of the river Sangarius, in Phrygia, sacred to Cybele, Serv. ad Verg. A. 6, 784; 9, 82; Schol. Cruq. ad Hor. C. 4, 1, 22.—
II. Derivv., the adjj.
1. Of or pertaining to the mountain Berecyntus, Berecyntian: “tractus,Plin. 5, 29, 29, § 108 (acc. to Pliny, in Caria): juga, Claud. ap. Eutr. 2, 300: “mater,” i. e. Cybele, Verg. A. 6, 785; Stat. Th. 4, 782; and subst.: Bĕrĕcyntia , ae, f., Verg. A. 9, 82; Ov. F. 4, 355.—
2. Of or pertaining to Cybele: “heros,” i. e. Midas, son of Cybele, Ov. M. 11, 106: “Attis,her favorite, Pers. 1, 93: tibia, a flute of a crooked shape (orig. employed only in her festivals), Ov. F. 4, 181; hence, for a curved Phrygian flute, in gen., Hor. C. 3, 19, 18; 4, 1, 22; Ov M. 11, 16; cf. cornu, Hor. C. 1, 18, 13: “furores,the madness of the priests of Cybele, Mart. 4, 43, 8.—
B. Bĕrĕcyntĭădes , ae, m., Berecyntian: “venator, perh. Attis (v. Attis),Ov. Ib. 506 Heins.—
C. Bĕrĕcyntĭăcus , a, um, = Berecyntius, 2., of or belonging to Cybele: sacerdos, Prud. c. Sym. 2, 51.
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