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Mĭnervĭus , a, um, adj. Minerva,
I.of or belonging to Minerva, Minervian (postclass.): “nomen,” i. e. of Minerva, Arn. 4, 137; “LEGIO,named after Minerva, Inscr. Orell. 922; 1767; 1894 et saep.: “cives, i. e. Athenienses, because there was in Athens a temple of Minerva,Arn. 5, 175: versus, verses composed in honor of Minerva, Paul. ex Fest. s. v axamenta, p. 3 Müll.—
II. Subst.: Mĭnervĭum , ii, n.
A. A temple of Minerva, Varr. L. L. 5, § 47 Müll.; Arn. 6, 193.—
B. A city and castle (hence also called Arx Minervae, Verg. A. 3, 531) in Calabria, south of Otranto, the primitive seat of the Salentines, now Castro, Liv. 45, 16, 5; Vell. 1, 15, 4.
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