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Nĕmĕsis , is and ĭos, f., = Νέμεσις,
I.the goddess of justice, who punishes human pride and arrogance; “also called Adrastea and Rhamnusia (v. h. vv.): ne poenas Nemesis reposcat a te,Cat. 50, 18: “Graecam Nemesin invocantes,Plin. 28, 2, 5, § 22: “post aurem Nemesios,id. 11, 45, 103, § 251. —Voc.: “Nemesis,Aus. Idyll. 8, 41.—Sometimes identical with Fortuna: “DEAE NEMESI SIVE FORTVNAE,Inscr. Grut. 80, 1.—Acc. to Macr. S. 1, 22, Nemesis is the Sun; acc. to Lact. 1, 21, 23, she is Leda, who was removed to heaven after her death.
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