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Pĕlasgi , ōrum, m., = Πελασγοί,
I.the oldest inhabitants of Greece, who were spread likewise over a part of Asia Minor, and over Crete, Latium, and Etruria, Serv. Verg. A. 2, 83; 8, 600; Mel. 1, 16; 19; 2, 2; Plin. 3, 5, 8, § 50.—
II. Transf., poet., Greeks: “quem ... Pelasgi ... Demisere neci,Verg. A. 2, 83; Ov. M. 12, 19; 13, 13; 14, 562; id. F. 2, 281 al.—Hence,
A. -lasgĭa , ae, f., and Pĕlasgis , ĭdis, f.
1. An old name of the Peloponnesus, Plin. 4, 4, 5, § 9.—
2. A district of Thessaly, Plin. 4, 7, 14, § 28.—
3. The isle of Lesbos, Plin. 5, 31, 39, § 139.—
B. Pĕlasgĭas , ădis, adj. f., Pelasgian, poet. for Grecian: “Pelasgiades urbes,Ov. H. 9, 3.—
C. Pĕlasgis , ĭdis, adj. f., Pelasgian, poet. for Grecian, Lesbian: “P. Sappho,Ov. H. 15, 217.—
D. Pĕlasgus , a, um, adj., Pelasgian, for Grecian: cum veter occubuit Priamus sub Marte Pelasgo, Enn. ap. Prisc. p. 607 P (Ann. v. 17 Vahl.): “pubes Pelasga,Verg. A. 9, 154: “ars,id. ib. 2, 152: “quercus,Dodonean, Ov. A. A. 2, 541: “laurus,Plin. 15, 30, 39, § 132.
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