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Dēmō^crĭtus , i, m., Δημόκριτος.
I. A celebrated philosopher born at Abdera, an adherent of the Eleatic school, and the originator of the atomic theory, Lucr. 3, 372; Cic. Tusc. 1, 11; id. Fin. 1, 6; id. Ac. 2, 17 sq.; id. Fat. 10 et saep.; Hor. Ep. 1, 12, 12; id. A. P. 297; Juv. 10, 34 al.
B. Derivv.
1. Dēmŏcrĭtĭcus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to Democritus: “philosophi,his followers, Cic. Tusc. 1, 34 (in Cic. de Or. 1, 10, 42: Democritii, see the foll.).—
2. -mŏcrĭtēus or -īus , a, um, adj., Δημοκρίτειος, the same: “Anaxarchus,Cic. N. D. 3, 33; id. Tusc. 2, 22: “Nausiphanes,id. N. D. 1, 26.—Dēmŏcrĭtīi , ōrum, m., his followers, Cic. de Or. 1, 10, 42.—Hence,
b. Subst.: Dēmŏcrĭtēa , ōrum, n., the doctrines of Democritus, Cic. N. D. 1, 26, 73; id. Div. 2, 13 fin.
II. Of Sicyon, friend of Cicero, Cic. Fam. 13, 78.
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