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Messāna , ae, f., = Μεσσήνη.
I. A Sicilian city, situated on the strait between Italy and Sicily, the mod. Messina, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 8, § 17; Caes. B. C. 2, 3; Mel. 2, 7, 16: “incumbens Messana freto,Sil. 14, 194.—
II. Another name for Messene, in the Peloponnesus, Stat. Ach. 1, 422.—Hence, Messānĭus , a, um, adj., Messanic: “moenia,Ov. M. 14, 17 Merkel.
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