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Ŏrontes , is or ae (
I.gen. Oronti, Verg. A. 1, 220), m., = Ὀρόντης.
I. The principal river of Syria, now Nahr El-Ashy, Mel. 1, 12, 5; Plin. 5, 21, 18, § 79; Prop. 2, 23 (3, 17), 21.—Hence, Ŏrontēus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to the Orontes, Orontian; poet. for Syrian: “Orontea myrrha,Prop. 1, 2, 3.—
II. A chief of the Lycii and companion of Æneas, Verg. A. 1, 113; 220.
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    • Vergil, Aeneid, 1.113
    • Vergil, Aeneid, 1.220
    • Sextus Propertius, Elegies, 2.23
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