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Barcas (Barca ), ae, m., = Βάρκας [, a gleaming, or a gleaming sword, as an epithet of heroes; cf. Gesenius, Gesch. d. Hebr. Spr. und Schr, p. 229],
I.ancestor of a distinguished family in Carthage to which Hamilcar and Hannibal belonged, hence, a surname of Hamilcar, Nep. Ham. 1, 1.— Hence,
II. Derivv
A. Barcīnus , a, um, adj., of Barcas, or pertaining to the family or party of Barcas: “familia Barcina,Liv. 23, 13, 6: “factio,id. 21, 9, 4.—Subst.: Bar-cīni , ōrum, m., the Barcini, Liv 21, 3, 3.— Poet.: “Barcina clades,near the river Metaurus, where Hasdrubal was conquered and slain, Sid. Carm. 2, 532.—
B. Bar-caeus , a, um, adj., of Barcas, Barcœan: “juvenis,” i. e. Hannibal, Sil. 10, 355; 12, 200.
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