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Oenōtrĭa , ae, f., = Οἰνωτρία.
I. Lit., the extreme south-eastern part of Italy, in the oldest geography of that country (afterwards the territory of the Bruttians and Lucanians): “Oenotria dicta est vel a vino optimo, quod in Italiā nascitur, vel ut Varro dicit ab Oenotro rege Sabinorum. Alii Itali fratrem Oenotrum tradunt ex Arcadiā in Italiam venisse cum Pelasgis et-eam sibi cognominem fuisse,Serv. Verg. A. 1, 532.—
II. Transf., poet., Italy, in gen., Claud. I. Cons. Stil. 2, 262; so id. ib. 146.— Hence,
A. Oenōtrĭdes , um, f., islands near Velia, Plin. 3, 7, 13, § 85.—
B. Oenō-trĭus , a, um, adj., = Ὀινώτριος, Œnotrian; poet. for Italian, Roman: “Oenotria tellus,Verg. A. 7, 85: “jura,Sil. 1, 2: “tecta,id. 13, 713.—
C. Oenōtrus , a, um, adj., = Oenotrius: “Oenotri coluere viri,Verg. A. 1, 532: “terrae,Sil. 9, 473: “orae,id. 8, 221: “fines,id. 13, 51.
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