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lămĭa , ae, f., = λαμία.
I. A witch who was said to suck children's blood, a sorceress, enchantress: “neu pransae lamiae vivum puerum extrahat alvo,Hor. A. P. 340; App. M. 1, p. 110, 3; 5, p. 164, 6.—Transf.: “lamiae turres,nursery tales, Tert. adv. Val. 3.—
II. A sort of flatfish, Plin. 9, 24, 40, § 78.—
III. A species of owl, Vulg. Isa. 34, 14.
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