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Hĭbēres (less correctly, Ibēres ), um, m., = Ἴβηρες.
I. Iberians, the Greek name for Spaniards, Cat. 9, 6.—In sing. collect.: “me peritus Discet Hiber Rhodanique potor,Hor. C. 2, 20, 20: “durus Iber,Luc. 6, 258.—Hence,
A. Hĭbērus (Ib- ), a, um, adj., of or belonging to the Iberians or Spaniards, Iberian, Spanish: “gurges,” i. e. the Western Ocean, Verg. A. 11, 913; Ov. M. 7, 324: “minium,Prop. 2, 3, 11: “piscis, i. e. scomber,Hor. S. 2, 8, 46: “pastor,” i. e. Geryon, Ov. M. 9, 184; cf. “vaccae,” i. e. Geryon's, id. F. 6, 519: “lorica,Hor. C. 1, 29, 15; cf. “nodi,Stat. Th. 4, 266.—As subst.
1. Hĭbērus (Ib- ), i, m., =Ἴβηρος, the river Iberus in Spain, now the Ebro, Mel. 2, 6, 5; Plin. 3, 3, 4, § 21; 4, 20, 34, § 111; Caes. B. C. 1, 60; Liv. 21, 2; 5; Luc. 4, 23.—
2. -bēri (Ib- ), ōrum, m., = Hiberes, the Iberians, Spaniards, Verg. G. 3, 408.—
B. -bērĭa (Ib- ), ae, f., = Ἰβηρία, Iberia, the Greek name of Spain, Plin. 3, 3, 4, § 21; Hor. C. 4, 5, 28; 4, 14, 50.—
C. Hĭbērĭcus (Ib- ), a, um, adj., Iberic, Spanish: “mare,on the eastern side of Spain, Col. 8, 16, 9; Plin. 3, 1, 2, § 6; 4, 20, 34, § 110: “terrae,Sid. Carm. 23, 164: “funes,Hor. Epod. 4, 3.—
D. Hĭbērĭăcus (Ib- ), a, um, adj., Iberic, Spanish: “terrae,Sil. 13, 510.—
E. Hĭbē-rīna , ae, f., a female Iberian, a Spanish woman, Juv. 6, 53.—
II. An Asiatic people near Mount Caucasus, neighbors of the Colchians, in modern Georgia, Mel. 3, 5, 6.—In sing. collect.: “Armeniae praetentus Hiber,Val. Fl. 5, 166; so id. 6, 750.—Called also Hĭbērĭ , ōrum, Mel. 1, 2, 5; Tac. A. 6, 33; Flor. 3, 5, 21.—And sing., Hĭbērus , i, m., an Iberian, Val. Fl. 7, 235.—Hence, Hĭbērĭa (Ib- ), ae, f., the country of Iberia, near the Caucasus (now Georgia), Plin. 6, 4, 4, § 12; 6, 10, 11, § 29; 6, 13, 15, § 40; Hor. Epod. 5, 21; Val. Fl. 6, 120.
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