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Cottĭus , ii, m.,
I.the name of two kings of northern Italy, the father, who was a contemporary and friend of Augustus, Amm. 15, 10, 2 and 7, and the son (cf. Dio Cass. 60, 14), after whose death Nero made the country a Roman province, Suet. Ner. 18; id. Tib. 37; Aur. Vict. Caes. 5, 2.—Hence,
II. Adjj.
1. Cottĭus , a, um, Cottian: Alpes Cottiae, the Cottian Alps, west of Augusta Taurinorum, whose highest point is Alpis Cottia, now Mont Genèvre, Tac. H. 1, 87; Amm. 15, 10, 2.—
2. Cottĭānus , a, um, the same: “civitates,Plin. 3, 20, 24, § 135: “Alpes,Tac. H. 1, 61; 4, 68.
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