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Pāsĭphăē , ēs, and Pāsĭphăa , ae, = Πασιφάη (the All-shining),
I.daughter of Helios, sister of Circe, wife of Minos, and mother of Androgeus, Phœdra, and Ariadne, and also of the Minotaur by a beautiful bull, which Venus, out of hatred, had inspired her with a passion for, Ov. A. A. 1, 295; Cic. N. D. 3, 19, 48; id. Div. 1, 43, 96; Serv. Verg. A. 6, 14; Hyg. Fab. 40: “Pasiphaen nivei solatur amore juvenci,Verg. E. 6, 46: “Pasiphaae fano, Cic. Div. l. l.: Pasiphaes gener,” i.e. Theseus, Ov. Ib. 90.— Hence,
II. Pāsĭphăēïus , a, um, adj., Pasiphœan.—In the fem. subst.: Pāsĭ-phaēïa , Phœdra, Ov. M. 15, 500.
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