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Messēnē , ēs, or Messēna (Messāna ), ae, f., = Μεσσήνη,
I.the capital of Messenia, in the Peloponnesus, on the river Pamisos, now Maura-Matia, Mel. 2, 3, 4; Plin. 4, 5, 7, § 15; Nep. Ep. 8; id. Pel. 4; Liv. 36, 31, 1; 32, 21, 23; Ov. M. 6, 417; cf. Messana, II.—Hence, Messēnĭus (Messā-nĭus ), a, um, adj., = Μεσσήνιος, Messeni an: “Messenia arva (al. Messania),Ov. M. 2, 679.—
II. Subst.
A. Messēnia , ae, f., the country around Messene, Plin. 4, 5, 7, § 15.—
B. Messēnĭi , ōrum, m., the Messenians, Liv. 36, 31.
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