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neptis , is, f. (like nepos, orig. comm.; as
I.masc., still found in an inscr.: “C. COELIO VERO NEPTI,Inscr. Murat. 692, 2; cf. nepos as fem. in class. Lat. exclusively) [1. nepos], a granddaughter: “filii, filiae, nepotes, neptes,Cic. Tusc. 1, 35, 85: “neptes Licinias,id. Brut. 58, 211: “vestis ab uxore et filiā, neptibusque confecta,Suet. Aug. 73; 31: “neptis Veneris,” i. e. Ino, Ov. M. 4, 530: “doctas Cybeleia, neptes vidit,” i. e. the Muses, id. F. 4, 191; Juv. 6, 265.—Acc.: “neptim,Curt. 6, 2, 7.—Abl.: “nepti,Tac. A. 3, 24.—Gen. plur.: “neptium,Just. Inst. 3, 1, 15 Krüg.—Also, a niece, Spart. Hadr. 2; cf. 1, nepos init.
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