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Caucăsus , i, m., = Καύκασος.
I. The rough Caucasian chain of mountains, in.habited by wild tribes, in Asia, between the Black and Caspian Seas, Mel. 1, 15, 2; Plin. 6, 13, 15, § 37; Cic. Tusc. 2, 10, 23: “inhospitalis,Hor. C. 1, 22, 7; id. Epod. 1, 12; cf. Verg. A. 4, 366; acc. Gr. Caucason, Ov. M. 8, 798; Stat. Th. 4, 394.—Hence,
B. Caucă-sĭus , a, um, adj., pertaining to Caucasus, Caucasian: “montes,Mel. 1, 19, 13; 2, 4, 8: “vertex,Verg. G. 2, 440: “rupes,Prop. 2, 1, 69: “aves,id. 2 (3), 25, 14: “volucres,Verg. E. 6, 42: “arbores,Prop. 1, 14, 6: Portae, a narrow pass between the Caucasus and the mare Hyrcanum, Plin. 6, 11, 12, § 30.—
II. A name of a horse, Sil. 16, 357.
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