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Praeneste , is, n. and f., = Πραίνεστος or Πραίνεστε,
I.one of the most ancient and important cities of Latium, famed for the beauty of its roses, for its nuts, and still more for its temple of Fortune and the oracle connected with it, now Palestrina; abl., Praeneste, Cic. Planc. 26; Hor. Ep. 1, 2, 2: “Praeneste sub ipsā (sc. urbe),Verg. A. 8, 561: “altum Praeneste,id. ib. 7, 682: “frigidum,Hor. C. 3, 4, 22: “sacrum,Stat. S. 4, 4, 15.—Hence,
II. Praenestīnus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to Prœneste, Prœnestine: “nuces,Cato, R. R. 8: “urbs,the town of Prœneste, Verg. A. 7, 678: “Praenestinae moenia sacra Deae, i. e. Fortunae,Ov. F. 6, 62: “sortes,the oracles of Prœneste, Cic. Div. 2, 41, 86: “ager,id. Agr. 2, 28: “rosae,Plin. 21, 4, 10, § 16: “via,from Rome to Prœneste, id. 31, 3, 25, § 42.—Subst.: Prae-nestīni , ōrum, m., the inhabitants of Prœneste, the Prœnestines, Plaut. Truc. 3, 2, 23; id. Trin. 3, 1, 8 Brix ad loc.; Liv. 6, 21 sq.; v. Ritschl, Opusc. 2, 372.
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