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^pressus , i, and less freq. ūs, f.
I.(m. acc. plur. rectosque cupressos, Enn. ap. Gell. 13, 20, 13, and ap. Non. p. 195; rare collat. form cypărissus , i, f., Verg. A. 3, 680; cf. infra B.; and in late Lat. cȳ^pres-sus , i, f., Vulg. Ecclus. 24, 17; Isid. Orig. 17, 7, 34), = κυπάρισσος, the cypress, an evergreen tree sacred to Pluto and used at funerals: Cupressus sempervirens, Linn.— Sing. nom., Hor. C. 4, 6, 10; Plin. 16, 33, 60, § 142; 16, 40, 78, § 212; Ov. M. 10, 106.—Gen. cupressi, Cato, R. R. 48, 1; 151, 1 sq.; Plin. 17, 12, 18, § 89; 24, 5, 10, § 15; Val. Fl. 1, 774; Ser. Samm. 598; 691 al.; “cupressus,Plin. 14, 16, 19, § 112; App. M. 6, 30, p. 186; 8, 18, p. 209.—Dat. cupresso, Ser. Samm. 688.—Abl. cupresso, Verg. A. 3, 64; Hor. A. P. 332; Cels. 4, 9; 6, 18, 6; Plin. 22, 23, 47, § 97; 24, 6, 22, § 32; Vitr. 1, 2, 8; 2, 9, 12; Mart. 6, 73, 7; Plin. Ep. 8, 8, 2: “cupressu,Cat. 64, 291; Ov. M. 3, 155; id. Tr. 3, 13, 21; Vitr. 2, 9, 13; Col. 4, 26, 1; Mart. 6, 49, 4; 6, 49, 11; Petr. 120; Spart. Sev. 22, 4.—Plur. nom. cupressi, Verg. E. 1, 26; Hor. C. 1, 9, 11: “cupressus,Petr. 131; Claud. Rapt. Pros. 3, 370.—Acc. cupressos, Enn. ap. Gell. 13, 20, 13; Cato, R. R. 28, 1; Varr. R. R. 1, 15, 1, 26; Verg. G. 2, 443; id. A. 6, 216; Hor. C. 2, 14, 23; id. Epod. 5, 18: “cupressus,Claud. Rapt. Pros. 3, 393.—
B. Personified: Cypărissus , i, m., a youth changed to a cypress, Ov M. 10, 121 sq.; cf. Serv. ad Verg. G. 1, 20; id. A. 3, 64.—
II. Meton., a box of cypress wood; abl. cupresso, Hor. A. P. 332.
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