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Tĕgĕa , ae (Tĕgĕē , Stat. Th. 11, 177), f., = Τεγέα,
I.a very ancient town in Arcadia, now Paleo - Episkopi, near Tripolitza, Mel. 2, 3, 5; Plin. 4, 6, 10, § 20.—Poet. for Arcadia, Stat. Th. 11, 177; Claud. B. G. 576.— Hence,
A. Tĕgĕēŭs or Tĕgĕaeŭs , a, um, adj., of or belonging to Tegea, Tegean; poet. for Arcadian: “gens,Verg. A. 5, 299: “Pan,Prop. 3, 3 (4, 2), 30; Verg. G. 1, 18: virgo, i. e. Callisto, a daughter of Lycaon, king of Arcadia, Ov. A. A. 2, 55; id. F. 2, 167: volucer. i. e. Mercury, Stat. S. 1, 5, 4. —Also subst.: Tĕgĕaea , ae, f., the Arcadian Atalanta, Ov. M. 8, 317; 8, 380: “parens,” i. e. Carmenta, the mother of Evander, id. F. 1, 627; “called also sacerdos,id. ib. 6, 531. —
B. Tĕgĕātĭcus , a, um, adj., Arcadian: “volucer,” i. e. Mercury, Stat. S. 1, 2, 18; “called also ales,id. ib. 5, 1, 102. —
C. Tĕgĕātae , ārum, m., the inhabitants of Tegea, the Tegeans, Cic. Div. 1, 19, 37.—
D. Tĕgĕātis , ĭdis, f. adj., Tegean; poet. for Arcadian: “mater,” i. e. the Arcadian Atalanta, Stat. Th. 9, 571: “capra,Sil. 13, 329.
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