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Laestrȳgon (Lestr- ), ŏnis, m., more freq. in plur.: Laestrȳgŏnes , um, m., = Λαιστρυγόνες,
I.an ancient people of Italy, originally in Campania, in the region around Formiæ, and afterwards in Sicily, who are fabled to have been savages and cannibals, Plin. 3, 5, 9, § 59; 7, 1, 2, § 9; Gell. 15, 21; Juv. 15, 18; Mart. Cap. 6, § 641. —In sing., Ov. M. 14, 233.—Of Laestrygonians in Sicily, Sil. 14, 125.—Hence,
II. Laestrȳgŏnĭus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to the Læstrygonians, Læstrygonian.
A. In Formiae: “domus,” i. e. Formiæ, Ov. Ib. 390; cf.: “rupes,in Formiæ, Sil. 7, 276: “amphora,” i. e. Campanian, Hor. C. 3, 16, 34.—
B. In Sicily: “campi,Plin. 3, 8, 14, § 89.
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