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Daunus , i, m., Δαῦνος,
I.a fabulous king over a part of Apulia (whence it obtained the appellation Daunia), father (or ancestor) of Turnus, and father-in-law of Diomedes, Verg. A. 10, 616; 688; 12, 22 al.; Hor. Od. 3, 30, 11; 4, 14, 26; Ov. M. 14, 458; 510; id. F. 4, 76; Plin. 3, 11, 16, § 103; Paul. ex Fest. p. 69, 1 Müll.—
II. Hence,
A. Dau-nĭus , a, um, adj., Daunian: “heros,” i. e. Turnus, Verg. A. 12, 723: “gens,” i. e. the Rutulians governed by Turnus, id. ib. 8, 146: “dea,” i. e. Juturna, sister of Turnus, id. ib. 12, 785: “caedes,” i. e. of the Romans (pars pro toto), Hor. Od. 2, 1, 34; cf. “Camena,” i. e. Roman, id. ib. 4, 6, 27: “bulbus (an excellent kind growing in Apulia),Ov. R. Am. 797; cf. Plin. 19, 5, 30, § 95.—
2. Subst.: Daunii , ōrum, m., the inhabitants of Apulia Daunia, Plin. 3, 11, 16, § 103; “called also Dauni,Mel. 2, 4, 2.—
B. Daunĭăcus a, um, adj., Daunian, for Apulian: “campi,Sil. 12, 429.—
C. Dau-nĭas , ădis, f., the province Daunia, poet. for Apulia: “militaris,Hor. Od. 1, 22, 14.
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