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Lĭburni , ōrum, m.,
I.the Liburnians, an Illyrian people, between Istria and Dalmatia, in the mod. Croatia, Mel. 2, 3, 12 and 13; Liv. 10, 2: “regna Liburnorum,Verg. A. 1, 244.—In sing.: Lĭburnus , i, m., a Liburnian; esp., a Liburnian slave, such as were used in Rome as sedan-bearers, Juv. 3, 239; 4, 75.—
II. Hence,
A. Lĭburnus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to the Liburnians, Liburnian: “terrae,Luc. 8, 38: “rostra,Liburnian ships, Prop. 3, 9 (4, 10), 44.—Hence,
2. Subst.: Lĭburna , ae, f., a light, fast-sailing vessel, a Liburnian galley, a brigantine, Caes. B. C. 3, 9; Hor. C. 1, 37, 30; id. Epod. 1, 1; Sil. 13, 240; Luc. 3, 534; Tac. G. 9.—
B. Lĭbur-nĭa , ae, f., the country of Liburnia, Plin. 3, 22, 26, § 141; 8, 48, 73, § 191.—
III. -burnĭcus , a, um, adj., Liburnic, Liburnian: “Liburnicae insulae,Plin. 3, 25, 30, § 152: “oleum,Pall. 12, 18.—Hence,
2. Subst.: Lĭburnĭca , ae, f., like Liburna, a fast-sailing vessel, a brigantine: “parte Liburnicarum demersa,Suet. Aug. 17; id. Calig. 37; Plin. 10, 23, 32, § 63.
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