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Phărus or -os , i, f. (m., Suet. Claud. 20), = Φάρος.
I. An island near Alexandria, in Egypt, where King Ptolemy Philadelphus built a famous light-house, hence called pharus, now Faro, Mel. 2, 7, 6; Auct. B. Alex. 19.—
C. Transf., poet., Egypt: “regina Phari,Stat. S. 3, 2, 102: “petimus Pharon arvaque Lagi,Luc. 8, 433.— Hence,
1. Phărĭăcus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to Pharus, Pharian, Egyptian (post-class.): “sistra,App. M. 2, p. 127, 11.—
2. Phărĭus , a, um, adj., = Φάριος, of or belonging to Pharus, Pharian; of the lighthouse: “flammae,Luc. 9, 1004.—Poet., transf., Egyptian: Pharia juvenca, i. e. Io, Ov. F. 5, 619; but Isis, Mart. 10, 48, 1; “nence, turba,the priests of Isis, Tib. 1, 3, 32: “conjux,” i. e. Cleopatra, Mart. 4, 11, 4: “dolores,the lamentations of the Egyptian women at the festival of Isis for the lost Osiris, Stat. S. 5, 3, 244: “piscis,” i. e. the crocodile, Ov. A. A. 3, 270: “acetum,Juv. 13, 85.—As subst.: Phărĭa , ae, f., Isis: SACRVM PHARIAE, Vet. Kalend. ap. Grut. 138.—
3. Phărītae , ārum, m., the inhabitants of Pharos, Auct. B. Alex. 19.—
II. A small island on the coast of Dalmatia, formerly called Paros (Parus), now Lesina, Mel. 2, 7, 13.
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