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Gēryon , ōnis, and Gēryŏnēs , ae (cf. Varr. L. L. 9, § 90 Müll.; archaic
I.gen. sing., Geryonaī, Lucr. 5, 28.—Abl. scanned Gērȳŏne, Sid. Carm. 13, 13), m., = Γηρυών and Γηρυόνης, a mythic king in Spain having three bodies, whose oxen were carried off by Hercules, Lucr. 5, 28; Verg. A. 7, 662; 8, 202; Ov. H. 9, 92; Hor. C. 2, 14, 8; Sil. 13, 201; Hyg. Fab. praef. fin.—Plur.: “in hac (Erythia insula) Geryones habitasse a quibusdam existimantur,Plin. 4, 22, 36, § 120: “Geryonis oraculum,at Patavium, Suet. Tib. 14.—
II. Derivv.
A. Gēryŏ-nācĕus , a, um, adj., Geryonian: “genere Geryonaceo,Plaut. Aul. 3, 6, 18.—
B. -ryŏnēus , a, um, adj., Geryonian: “caedes,App. M. 2 fin.
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