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Vējŏvis , Vēdiŏvis , or Vēdiiŏvis , is, m. 2. ve and Jov-; cf. Juppiter; prop. anti-Jove,
I.an Etruscan divinity, a god of the under world, whose power to injure corresponded to the power of Jupiter to help; worshipped at Rome, where his temple stood in the hollow between the Arx and the Capitol; he was sometimes identified with Apollo; v. Preller, Röm. Myth. p. 235; “form Vejovis,Cic. N. D. 3, 24, 62; Amm. 17, 10, 2; Mart. Cap. 1, § 58; 2, § 167; Macr. S. 3, 9.—Form Vediovis, Ov. F. 3, 430; Varr. L. L. 5, 10, § 74 Müll.; Inscr. Orell. 1287; cf. Kal. Praenest., Mens. Jan. 1 and Mens. Mart. 7 ap. Orell. Inscr. 2, pp. 382, 386.—Form Vediiovis, Gell. 5, 12, 11.—
II. With a fanciful comment on the etymology, identified with the infant Jupiter, Ov. F. 3, 447; Paul. ex Fest. p. 379 Müll.; cf. also Vedius.
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