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Cŏsa , ae (on coins also Cossa ; access. form Cŏsae , ārum, Verg. A. 10, 168), f., = Κόσσα and Κόσσαι.
I. An ancient town in Etruria, not far from the coast, now Ansedonia, above Orbitello, Mel. 2, 4, 9; Liv. Ep. 14; id. 22, 11, 6; Plin. 3, 5, 8, § 51; Vell. 1, 14, 6; Tac. A. 2, 39 al.—Hence,
B. -sānus (Coss- ), a, um, adj., of Cosa: “litus,Plin. 3, 6, 12, § 81: “portus,Liv. 22, 11, 6: “praedia,Suet. Vesp. 2.—Subst.,
1. Cŏsā-num , i, n.
(α). The territory around Cosa, Caes. B. C. 1, 34.—
(β). A country seat near Cosa, Cic. Att. 9, 6, 2; 15, 27, 1.—
2. Cŏsā-ni , ōrum, m., the inhabitants of Cosa, Liv. 33, 24, 8.—
II. A town in Lucania, in the territory of the Thurini, the same as Consa or Compsa, Caes. B. C. 3, 22 dub.
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