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Cimmĕrii , ōrum (
I.gen. Cimmeriūm, Val. Fl. 3, 399; “Cimmeriōn,Tib. 4, 1, 64), m., = Κιμμέριοι.
I. A Thracian people in the present Crimea, on both sides of the Dnieper, whose chief town was Cimmerium, Mel. 1, 19, 15; Plin. 6, 6, 5, § 17; 6, 13, 14, § 35.— Hence,
B. Adj.
1. Cimmĕrĭus , a, um, Cimmerian: “Bosporus,Plin. 4, 12, 24, § 77: “litus,Ov. P. 4, 10, 1.—
2. Cimmĕrĭcus , a, um, Cimmerian: “oppida,Mel. 2, 1, 3.—
II. A fabulous people supposed to have dwelt in caves, between Baiœ and Cumœ, Fest. p. 43, 4 sq.; cf. Plin. 3, 5, 9, § 61; Cic. Ac. 2, 19, 61; Sil. 12, 132; “perpetual darkness prevailed among them,Tib. 4, 1, 64; Val. Fl. 3, 398; “here Somnus had his abode,Ov. M. 11, 592 sq.Poet., the Lower World: “Cimmerii lacus,Tib. 3, 5, 24; cf. Verg. Cul. 230; v. Lidd. and Scott, under Κιμμέριοι.
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