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Căryae , ārum, f., = Καρύαι,
I.a village in Laconia, with a temple of Diana Caryatis (now still Karyes), Liv. 34, 26, 9; 35, 27, 12. —In sing.: Cărya , Vitr. 1, 1, 5.—
II. Hence,
A. Căryātes , ium, m., the inhabitants of Caryœ, Vitr. 1, 1 bis.
B. Căryā-tis , ĭdis, f., = Καρυᾶτις.
1. An epithet of Diana, Serv. ad Verg. E. 8, 30.—
2. Căry-ātĭdes , the maidens of Caryœ serving in the temple of Diana, a statue of Praxiteles, Plin. 36, 5, 4, § 23.—
(β). In architecture, female figures used instead of columns in buildings, Caryatides, Vitr. 1, 1, 5 (v. the representation of such a Caryatide from the temple of Pallas Polias, at Athens, in O. Müller, Denkm. d. alt. Kunst, 101, and Dict. of Antiq.).—
3. Căryus , a, um, adj., of Caryœ: “Diana,Stat. Th. 4, 225.
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