SORDICESORDICE a lake in Gallia. A river Sordus ran out of the Étang Sordice, in the country of the Sordones or Sordi. [SORDONES] “Stagnum hic palusque, quippe diffuse patet,
Et incolae istam Sordicen cognominant.
” (Avienus, Or. Mar., as I. Vossius reads it.) The Sordice is supposed by some geographers to be the Étang de Leucate; but others take it to be an étang further south, called Étang de St. Nazaire, and the Étang de Leucate to be that near Salsulae, which is described by Strabo, Mela, and others. [SALSULAE; RUSCINO.] [G.L]