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Ĕrechtheus (trisyl. ), ei, m., = Ἐρεχθεύς,
I.a fabled king of Athens, father of Procris, Orithyia, Chthonia, and Creüsa, who devoted themselves to death for their country, Cic. Tusc. 1, 48, 116; id. Fin. 5, 22, 62; id. N. D. 3, 19; id. Sest. 21, 48; Ov. M. 6, 667 sq.; 7, 697; Just. 2, 6, 12.—
II. Derivv.
A. Ĕrechthēus , a, um, adj., Erechthean, and poet. for Athenian: “domus,Ov. F. 5, 204: “arces,id. M. 8, 548; cf. “litus,Val. Max. 6, 1, 1 ext.
B. Ĕrecthī-dae , ārum, m., poet., the Athenians, Ov. M. 7, 430.—
C. Ĕrechthis , ĭdis, f., a daughter of Erechtheus, Orithyia, Ov. H. 16; Procris, id. M. 7, 726.
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