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Histri (less correctly Istri ), ōrum, m.,
I.the people of Istria, Istrians, a barbarous Illyrian tribe subdued by the Romans B. C. 177: “principes Histrorum,Liv. 41, 11; Plin. 3, 19, 23, § 129: “Histrorum gentem originem a Colchis ducere,Just. 32, 3, 13: “per Histros Hister emittitur,Mel. 2, 3 fin. —Hence, Histria (Istria ), ae, f., a country on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, extending from Trieste to the Sinus Flanaticus: “Histria ut peninsula excurrit,Plin. 3, 19, 23, § 129; Liv. 39, 55.—Derivv.
A. Histriāni (Ist- ), ōrum, m., the people of Istria, Just. 9, 2, 1.—
B. Histrĭ-cus (Ist- ), a, um, adj., Istrian, of Istria: “bellum,Liv. 39, 55; 41, 1; 11: “ostrea,Plin. 32, 6, 21, § 62.—
C. Histrus , a, um, adj., Istrian: “testa,Mart. 12, 64, 2.
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