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Dictynna , ae, f., Δίκτυννα.
I. The nymph Britomartis, so called because, when pursued by Minos, she sprang into a net (δίκτυον; cf. “Callim. Hymn. Dian. 189 sq.),Verg. Cir. 304.—
II. An appellation of Diana, Ov. M. 2, 441; 5, 619; id. F. 6, 755; Tib. 1, 4, 25; Stat. Th. 9, 632.—Hence,
A. Dictynnaeum (-nēum ), i, n., a place sacred to the goddess Dictynna, near Sparta, Liv. 34, 38, 5.—
B. Dictynnaeus mons (τὸ Δικτύνναιον), a promontory on the N. W. coast of Crete, where a temple of Diana stood, now Cape Sparta, Plin. 4, 12, 20, § 60; Sol. 11, 6.—
III. A city near the temple of Diana in Crete, Mel. 2, 7, 12.
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