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Daphnis , ĭdis, m., Δάφνις.
I. A son of Mercury, a beautiful young shepherd in Sicily, the inventor of pastoral songs, and hence a favorite of Pan, Ov. M. 4, 277.—Acc. usu. Daphnim, Verg. E. 2, 26; 5, 20; 7, 7 et saep: “Daphnin,id. ib. 5, 52; Prop. 2, 34, 68 (3, 32, 68 M.).—
II. A grammarian, sportively called, in allusion to the preceding, Πανὸς ἀγάπημα, Suet. Gramm. 3; Plin. 7, 39, 40, § 128.
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