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Phīneus , ĕi and ĕos (Gr.
I.acc. plur. Phineas, Mart. 9, 26, 10), m., = Φινεύς.
I. King of Salmydessus, in Thrace. He possessed the gift of prophecy, but was struck with blindness for having deprived his sons of sight, upon a false accusation made against them by Idœa, their step-mother, Ov. M. 7, 3; Val. Fl. 4, 425; Hyg. Fab. 19; Serv. Verg. A. 3, 209; Ov. A. A. 1, 339; id. R. Am. 355.—
2. Transf., a blind man, Mart. 9, 26, 10.—Hence,
B. Phīnēï-us and Phīnēus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to Phineus, Phinean: “Phineïa domus,Verg. A. 3, 212: “guttur,Ov. F. 6, 131: “Phineum venenum,Petr. 136: “aves,the Harpies, Sen. Thyest. 154.—
2. Phīnī-des , ae, m., a male descendant of Phineus, Ov. Ib. 273.—
II. Brother of Cepheus, who fought with Perseus about Andromeda, and was changed by him into a stone, Ov. M. 5, 8.
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