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Harpȳiae (trisyl.;
I.scanned as a quadrisyl. Hārpyĭās,Rutil. Itin. 1, 608), ārum, f., = Ἅρπυιαι (qs. the spoilers).
I. Mythical rapacious monsters, half bird and half woman, the Harpies, Verg. A. 3, 212 sq.; 6, 289; Hor. S. 2, 2, 40; Val. Fl. 4, 428; Hyg. Fab. 14.—In sing.: “Harpyia Celaeno,Verg. A. 3, 365.—
B. Transf., in sing., a rapacious person, a harpy, Sid. Ep. 5, 7.—
II. Also in sing., the name of one of Actœon's hounds, Ov. M. 3, 215.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 3.215
    • Vergil, Aeneid, 3.212
    • Vergil, Aeneid, 3.365
    • Horace, Satires, 2.2.40
    • C. Valerius Flaccus, Argonautica, 4.428
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