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Āpennīnus (better Appennīnus , Verg. A. 12, 703 Cod. Med.;
I.also APENINVS,Inscr. Grut. 204, 18), i, m. from the Celtic penn, mountain - summit, the mountainchain that passes through the length of Italy, the Apennines, Plin. 3, 5, 7, § 48; conspicuous for height; hence, celsus Appenninus, Hor. Epod. 16, 29: “Appenninus nubifer,Ov. M. 2, 226.—Personified: “gaudetque nivali Vertice se attollens pater Appenninus ad auras,Verg. A. 12, 703; cf. Mann. Ital. 1, 264 sq.
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