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Lycĭa (Lŭcĭa , Plaut. Curc. 3, 73 Fleck.), ae, f., = Λυκία,
I.a country of Asia Minor, between Caria and Pamphylia, where was the volcano Chimæra, Mel. 1, 2, 6; 1, 15, 1; 2, 7, 4; Plin. 5, 27, 27, § 97: “Chimaerifera Lycia,Ov. M. 6, 340; Stat. Th. 8, 200; Verg. A. 7, 721.—Hence,
II. Lycĭus , a, um, adj., Lycian: “sagittae,Verg. A. 8, 166: “pharetra,id. ib. 7, 816: “cornu,id. ib. 11, 773: “sortes,the oracle of Apollo at Patara, in Lycia, id. ib. 4, 346: “deus,” i. e. Apollo, Prop. 3 (4), 1, 38. cf. Macr. S. 1, 17: catervae, i. e. the troops of Sarpedon, Hor. C. 1, 8, 16.—
B. Subst.
1. Lycĭi , ōrum, m., the Lycians, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 10, § 21; id. Div. 1, 15, 25; id. Att. 6, 5, 3 et saep.—
2. Lycĭum , i, n., a kind of thorn, the juice and roots of which were used medicinally, Plin. 24, 14, 76, § 124 sq.; Cels. 5, 26, 30; 6, 7, 2; 8, 6; 9.
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