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Tītan , ānis (collat. form Tītānus , i,
I.v. in the foll.), m., = Τιτάν.
A. Son of Cœlus and Vesta, elder brother of Saturn, and ancestor of the Titans, called Tītāni or Tītānes , who contended with Saturn for the sovereignty of heaven, and were, by the thunderbolts of his son Jupiter, precipitated into Tartarus: “quasi Titani cum dis belligerem?Plaut. Pers. 1, 1, 26.—Dat. Titanis, Cic. N. D. 2, 28, 70.—Gen. genus Titanum, Cic. Leg. 3, 2, 5: Titanum suboles, id. poët. Tusc. 2, 10, 23.—Acc. Titanas, Hor. C. 3, 4, 43; Ov. F. 3, 797.—Appellatively: Titanus, of an old man, Plaut. Men. 5, 2, 101.—
B. A grandson of the above, son of Hyperion, the Sun-god, i. q. Sol, Cic. Arat. 60; cf. Verg. A. 4, 119; Ov. M. 1, 10; 2, 118; 6, 438; id. F. 1, 617; 2, 73; 4, 180; 4, 919 al. —
C. Prometheus, as grandson of Titan, Juv. 14, 35.— Hence,
II. Tītānĭus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to Titan or the Titans, Titanian: “pubes, Fulmine dejecti,” i. e. the Titans, Verg. A. 6, 580: “bella,” i. e. of the Titans, Sil. 12, 725: “antra,Val. Fl. 4, 91: ales, i. e. the Phœnix, as sacred to the sun (Titan, B.), Claud. Idyll. 1, 7. — Subst.: Tītā-nĭus , ii, m., for Titan, B., the Sun-god, Avien. Arat. 127.—In fem.: Tītānĭa , ae.
(α). Latona, as daughter of the Titan Cœus, Ov. M. 6, 346.—
(β). Pyrrha, as descendant of the Titan Prometheus, Ov. M. 1, 395.—
(γ). Diana, as sister of Sol, Ov. M. 3, 173.—
(δ). Circe, as daughter of Sol. Ov. M. 14, 382; 14, 438. —
B. Tītānĭăcus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to Titan or the Titans, Titanic: dracones, sprung from the Titans' blood, Ov. M. 7, 398. —
C. Tītānis , ĭdis or ĭdos, adj. f., Titanic: “pugna,of the Titans, Juv. 8, 132: “Circe, as daughter of Sol,Ov. M. 13, 968; 14, 376; Val. Fl. 7, 212.— Also, absol.: Tītānis , ĭdis, f., Circe, Ov. M. 14, 14.—
(β). Diana, Enn. ap. Varr. L. L. 7, § 16 Müll. (Trag. v. 317 Vahl.); and of Tethys, as sister of Sol, Ov. F. 5, 81.
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