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Essēdŏnes , um, m., = Ἐσσηδόνες,
I.a Scythian people on the river Tanais, Mel. 2, 1, 2; Plin. 4, 12, 26, § 88 al.† † essĕdum , i, n. (in the poets, on account of the metre, as plur. only: esseda , ōrum, v. the foll.—essĕda , ae, f.: “essedas transcurrentes,Sen. Ep. 56; cf.: bigae, quadrigae) [a Celtic word], a two-wheeled war-chariot of the Gauls and Britons (cf.: “raeda, cisium, currus, vehiculum),Caes. B. G. 4, 32 sq.; 5, 9, 3; 5, 16, 2; 5, 19, 1; Verg. G. 3, 204; “afterwards also among the Romans for pomp and show, and in sham fights,Cic. Phil. 2, 24; id. Att. 6, 1 fin.; Suet. Aug. 76; id. Calig. 51; Prop. 2, 1, 76; 2, 32, 5 (3, 30, 5 M.); Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 192 al.
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