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Dalmătae or Delmătae (so very often in the best MSS. and inscrr., and on coins; cf. Vel. Long. p. 2233; Cassiod. p. 2287, and Orell. ad Hor. Od. 2, 1, 16), ārum, m., Δαλμάται,
I.the Dalmatians, on the eastern coast of the Adriatic, Cic. Fam. 5, 11, 3; Tac. H. 3, 12; 50; Suet. Tib. 9; Flor. 4, 12, 3; 10; Inscr. Orell. no. 1833; 3037 al.—Adj.: montes Dalmatae, Stat. S. 4, 7, 14.—
II. Hence,
A. Dalmătĭa (Delm- ), ae, f., Δαλματία, the country on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea, Dalmatia, Plin. 3, 22, 26, § 141; Vatin. ap. Cic. Fam. 5, 10, 3; Tac. A. 2, 53; id. H. 1, 76 al.; Suet. Aug. 21; Flor. 3, 4, 1; Vell. Pat. 2, 39, 90; Ov. Pont. 2, 2, 78 et saep.—
B. Dalmătĭcus (Delm- ), a, um, adj., Dalmatian: frigus, Vatin. ap. Cic. Fam. 5, 10: “Alpes,Plin. 11, 42, 97, § 240: “mare,Tac. A. 3, 9: miles, id. H., 2, 86; “bellum,id. A. 6, 37: “triumphus,Hor. Od. 2, 1, 16; cf. Suet. Aug. 22: “metallo,” i. e. Dalmatian gold, Stat. S. 1, 2, 153; cf. Flor. 4, 12, 12.—Hence,
(α). Dalmătĭca , ae (sc. vestis), a long undergarment of Dalmatian wool, worn by priests during the mass, Edict. Diocl. 16, 4; 17, 1; cf. Isid. Orig. 19, 22, 9.—
(β). Dalmătĭcātus (Delm- ), a, um, adj., clothed in such a garment, Lampr. Commod. 8; id. Elag. 26.—
2. Subst.: Dal-mătĭcus (Delm- ), i, m., surname of L. Metellus (cons. A. U. 635), on account of his victories over the Dalmatians, Ascon. Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 59, § 154.—*
C. Dalmătensis (Delm- ), e, adj., Dalmatian: Gall. ap. Treb. Claud. 17.
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