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Mărĕa and Mărĕōta , ae, f.,
I.a lake and city of Lower Egypt, not far from Alexandria (called in Gr. Μαρέα), Edict. Just. 13, 1; 9; 17 sq.—
II. Hence,
A. Mărĕō-tĭcus , a, um, adj., Mareotic: “(vinum),Hor. C. 1, 37, 14: “vites,Col. 3, 2.—Transf.: Egyptian: “arva,Ov. M. 9, 733: “cortex,the papyrus plant, Mart. 14, 209: “labor,the Egyptian pyramids, id. 8, 36, 3: “arbiter,” i. e. Busiris, Stat. S. 4, 6, 103.—
B. Mărĕ-ōtis , ĭdis, adj. f., = Μαρεῶτις, Mareotic: Mareotis Libya, a part of Libya bordering on Egypt, whose inhabitants are called -rĕōtae , Μαρεῶται, Plin. 5, 6, 6, § 39: “palus,the Mareotic lake, Lake Mareotis, id. 5, 10, 11, § 62; or absol.: Mărĕōtis , Luc. 9, 354: “puppis, i. e. navis Alexandrina,Stat. S. 3, 2, 103: “uva,Luc. 10, 160: “vites,Verg. G. 2, 91; Plin. 14, 3, 4, § 39.
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