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Allīfae (Alīphae , Allīphae ), ārum, also Alīfa , ae, f., = Ἄλλιφαι,
I.a town of Samnium, in a pleasant valley, near the left bank of the Vulturnus, early colonized by the Romans, now Alife: “Tria oppida in potestatem venerunt, Allifae, Callifae, Rubrium,Liv. 8, 25; 9, 42; 9, 38; 22, 18; cf. Mann. Ital. 1, 789.—Hence, Allīfānus (Alīph- ), a, um, adj., of or pertaining to Allifœ: “ager Allifanus,Cic. Agr. 2, 25: “vinum (in high estimation among the Romans),Sil. 12, 526.—Allīfāni , ōrum, m. (sc. calices), or Allīfāna , ōrum, n. (sc. pocula), large-sized drinking-cups made there, Hor. S. 2, 8, 39.—Allīfāni , ōrum, the inhabitants of Allifœ, Plin. 3, 5, 9, § 63.
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