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cănārĭus , a, um, adj. canis,
I.of or pertaining to dogs, dog-: augurium, i. e. in which dogs were offered, Auct. ap. Plin. 18, 3, 3, § 14; Fest. s. v. rutilae, p. 285 Müll. (cf. Ov. F. 4, 936; Col. 10, 342 sq.; Paul. ex Fest. s. v. catularia, p. 45 Müll.): herba, a kind of grass; acc. to Sprengel, fingerformed panic: “Panicum dactylon, Linn.: lappa,Plin. 24, 19, 116, § 176.—
II. Transf.
A. As adj. prop.: Cănārĭa insula , one of the Insulae Fortunatae in the Atlantic Ocean, so called from its large dogs, Plin. 6, 32, 37, § 205; Sol. 56, 17.—Plur.: “Canariae insulae,the Canary islands, Arn. 6, 5.—
B. As nom. prop.: Cănārii , ōrum, m., a voracious people of Mauritania, Plin. 5, 1, 1, § 15.
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