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Naxos , i, f., = Νάξος,
I.the isle of Naxos (now Naxia, or Axia), in the Ægean Sea, the largest of the Cyclades, famed for its wines, and for the abandonment there of Ariadne by Theseus, Plin. 4, 12, 22, § 67; Verg. A. 3, 125; Ov. M. 3, 640; Prop. 3, 17 (4, 16), 27.— Hence, Naxĭus , a, um, adj., Naxian: “turba,Prop. 3, 17 (4, 16), 28: “juncus,Plin. 21, 18, 69, § 115: “ardor,Ariadne's crown, a constellation, Col. 10, 52: cos, = Ναξία ἀκόνη, a whetstone from Naxos, Plin. 36, 22, 47, § 164. —Subst.: naxĭum , ii, n., a Naxian whetstone, Plin. 36, 7, 10, § 54; 37, 8, 32, § 109.—
II. An ancient city of Sicily, destroyed by Dionysius. On or near its site Tauromenium was built, Plin. 3, 8, 14, § 88.
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