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Năsămōnes , um, m., = Νασαμῶνες,
I.a Libyan people to the south-west of Cyrenaica, extending to the Great Syrtis, Plin. 5, 5, 5, § 33; 7, 2, 2, § 14; 13, 17, 23, § 104: “tota commercia mundo Naufragiis Nasamones habent (because they plundered shipwrecked persons),Luc. 9, 443.—In sing., a Nasamonian: “quas (herbas) Nasamon, gens dura, legit,Luc. 9, 439; acc. Nasamona, Sil. 6, 44.—Hence,
A. Năsămōnĭăcus , a, um, adj., Nasamonian, Sil. 16, 630; cf. Ov. M. 5, 129.—
2. Transf., in gen., African: “rex,” i. e. Hannibal, Stat. S. 4, 6, 75.—
B. Năsămōnĭăs , ădis, f., = Νασαμωνιάς, the Nasamonian: “Nasamonias Harpe,Sil. 2, 117.—
C. Năsămōnītis , ĭdis, f., = Νασαμωνῖτις, a precious stone, otherwise unknown, Plin. 37, 10, 64, § 175.—
D. -sămōnĭus , a, um, adj., Nasamonian; poet. for African: natus Nasamonii Tonantis, i. e. Alexander, because he passed for the son of Jupiter Ammon, Stat. S. 2, 7, 93: “Jugurtha,Sid. Carm. 9, 257.
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