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myrtētum (murtētum ), i, n. (collat. form, myrtēta , ae, f., Plaut. Fragm. ap. Prisc. p. 625 P.) [myrtus],
I.a place full of myrtles, a myrtle-grove: “quasi pineis murteta item ego vos virgis circumvinciam,Plaut. Rud. 3, 4, 27: “collis vestitus oleastro ac murtetis,Sall. J. 48, 3: “litora myrtetis laetissima,Verg. G. 2, 112.—In the neighborhood of Baiae there was such a myrtle-grove, where a warm, sudorific vapor rose from the earth, Cels. 2, 17; cf. id. 3, 21; Hor. Ep. 1, 15, 5.
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