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Pylus and Pylos , i, f., = Πύλος,
I.the name of three cities of the Peloponnesus, of which one was in Arcadia; one in Messenia, now Old Navarino, Liv. 27, 30; Mel. 2, 3, 9; “and the other in Triphylia, the southern province of Elis, the abode of Nestor, whence Pylos Nestorea,Sen. Herc. Fur. 561; “sometimes confounded with Pylos in Messenia, where Neleus reigned: nos Pylon, antiqui Neleïa Nestoris arva, Misimus,Ov. H. 1, 63; cf. “also: Nelea Pylos,id. M. 6, 418: “Nestoria,Sen. Herc. Fur. 561.—Hence,
II. Pylĭus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to Pylos, Pylian, freq. poet. for Nestorian: “agri,Pylian, Messenian, Ov. M. 2, 684: “Nestor,id. P. 1, 4, 10; id. Am. 3, 7, 41; Hor. C. 1, 15, 22: “rector, i. e. Nestor,Sil. 7, 597: dies, the days, i. e. age of Nestor, Ov. Tr. 5, 5, 62; “hence, transf.: senecta,” i. e. very great age, Mart. 8, 2.—
B. Subst.
1. Pylĭus , ii, m., the Pylian, i. e. Nestor, Ov. M. 8, 365; 12, 537; 542.—
2. In plur.: Pylĭi , ōrum, m., the inhabitants of Pylos, the Pylians, Mel. 2, 3, 9.
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