previous next
rēgīna , ae, f. rex; cf. the Sanscr. rāgni, the same,
I.a queen.
I. Lit.
B. In partic., of Cleopatra, Cic. Att. 14, 8, 1; 14, 20, 1; 15, 15, 2; Hor. C. 1, 37, 7 al.; Suet. Aug. 69.— Of Dido, Verg. A. 1, 303; 454; 697; 717.—Of the wife of Latinus, Verg. A. 12, 659. — Sarcastically: regina Bithynica, of Cæsar, as paramour of King Nicomedes, Bibul. Suet. Caes. 49: sacrorum, the wife of the rex sacrificulus, Macr. S. 1, 15 fin.; Paul. ex Fest. p. 113 Müll.; cf. Serv. ad Verg. A. 4, 137. —
II. Transf.
A. A goddess: “Juno,Plaut. Cist. 2, 1, 37; Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 72, § 184; Liv. 5, 21; Verg. A. 1, 9; 1, 46: “o Venus, regina Gnidi Paphique,Hor. C. 1, 30, 1; cf. id. ib. 3, 26, 11: “siderum regina bicornis, Luna,id. C. S. 35: “Calliope,id. C. 3, 4, 2: “regina nemorum,” i. e. Diana, Sen. Hippol. 406.—
B. A daughter of a king, a princess (cf. rex and regulus); so of Ariadne, Verg. A. 6, 28.— Of Medea, Ov. H. 12, 1.— Of the daughters of Darius, Curt. 3, 11, 25; 3, 12, 12; cf. “also in apposition: regina sacerdos (of Rhea Silvia),Verg. A. 1, 273: “virgines reginae,Curt. 3, 12, 21. —
D. In gen., she that is first, a leader, directress, mistress (mostly poet.): “silvestris regina chori,” i. e. the leader, Stat. Th. 4, 379: “Alpini veluti regina cu pressus Verticis,id. ib. 6, 854: “Appia regina viarum,id. S. 2, 2, 12.—
III. Trop., a queen, mistress, etc.: oratio omnium rerum regina, Pac. ap. Non. 113, 32; id. ap. Cic. de Or. 2, 44, 187; and ap. Quint. 1, 12, 18: “(justitia) omnium est domina et regina virtutum,Cic. Off 3, 6, 28: “regina Pecunia,Hor. Ep. 1, 6, 37: “volucrum,Mart. 5, 55, 1.
hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: