previous next
Aetna , ae (in Gr. form Aetnē , ēs, in good MSS. of Ov.), f., = Αἴτνη [αἴθω, to burn].
I. The celebrated volcano of Sicily, now Mongibello or Ætna, in the interior of which, acc. to fable, was the forge of Vulcan, where the Cyclopes forged thunderbolts for Jupiter, and under which the latter buried the monster Typhōeus.—Form Aetna, Cic. Div. 2, 19; Ov. F. 4, 596; id. Tr. 5, 275.—Form Aetne, Ov. F. 4, 491 Riese.—
II. A nymph in Sicily, acc. to Serv. ad Verg. A. 9, 584.—
III. A town at the foot of Mt. Ætna, Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 23; 2, 3, 44.
hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: