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Lĕlĕges , um, m., = Λέλεγες,
I.a Pelasgic tribe who lived scattered over several parts of Asia Minor and Greece (in Caria, lonia, Mysia, Thessaly, Locris, Megara), Plin. 4, 7, 12, § 27; 5, 30, 33, § 127; Verg. A. 8, 725; Ov. M. 9, 645; Luc. 6, 383.—In sing.: hac Ixionides, illa Troezenius heros parte Lelex, the Lelegeian, as a proper name, Ov. M. 8, 566.—
II. Hence,
A. -lĕgēïus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to the Leleges, Lelegeian: “litora,” i. e. the coast of Megara, Ov. M. 8, 8: “moenia,” i. e. Megara, id. ib. 7, 443.—
B. Lĕlĕgēis , ĭdis, adj., Lelegeian, Asiatic: “nymphae Lelegeides,Ov. M. 9, 651.—Subst., an early name of Miletus, because formerly inhabited by the Leleges, Plin. 5, 29, 31, § 112.
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