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Arcĭ-tĕnens (in MSS. also arquĭtĕ-nens , like arquus for arcus, quur for cur, etc.), entis, adj. arcus-teneo,
I.carrying a bow, bow-bearing, in imitation of the Gr. Τοζοφόρος.
I. A poet. epithet of Apollo and of Diana; of Apollo, Naev. Bell. Pun. ap. Macr. S. 6, 5 (p. 14 Vahl.); Ov. M. 1, 441 (cf. Hor. C. S. 61: Phoebus fulgente decorus arcu); id. ib. 6, 265: “pius Arcitenens,Verg. A. 3, 75 (Apollinem dicit, Serv.): Arquitenens dea, Att. ap. Non. p. 341, 25: “Arquitenentes Diana et Apollo,Arn. 1, p. 20.—
II. As a constellation, the Archer, Cic. Arat. Phaen. 405 B. and K.
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