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Gȳges , is or ae, m., = Γύγης.
I. A king of Lydia, famous for the possession of a ring with which he could render himself invisible, Cic. Off. 3, 19, 78; Just. 1, 7, 17 sq.
B. Deriv. Gȳgaeus , a, um, adj., in poet. transf., of or belonging to Lydia, Lydian: Lydia Gygaeo tincta puella lacu, a lake near Sardes (the Homer. λίμνη Γυγαίη), Prop. 3, 11 (4, 10), 18; cf. Plin. 5, 29, 30, § 110.—
II. A Trojan, slain by Turnus, Verg. A. 9, 762.—
III. A beautiful youth, Hor. C. 2, 5, 20; 3, 7, 5 (but as a name of the giant, Gyas is the correct read.; v. that art.).
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