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Căpŭa , ae, f., = Καπύη [kindred with campus, q. v.],
I.the chief city of Campania, celebrated for its riches and luxury, now Sta. Maria di Capua, Mel. 2, 4, 2; Cic. Pis. 11, 24; 11, 25; id. Agr. 1, 6, 18 sq.; 2, 32, 87; Verg. G. 2, 224; Hor. Epod. 16, 5; id. S. 1, 5, 47; id. Ep. 1, 11, 11: “Capua ab campo dicta,Plin. 3, 5, 9, § 63; cf. Liv. 4, 37, 1; other fabulous etymologies v. in Serv. ad Verg. A. 10, 145, and Paul. ex Fest. p. 43 Müll.: “Capuam Hannibali Cannas fuisse,Flor. 2, 6, 21; cf. Cannae.—
II. Adj.
A. Campanus , v. under Campania, 2. a.—
B. Căpŭensis , e, of Capua (late Lat.), Inscr. Orell. 3766.—Plur.: Capuenses, the inhabitants of Capua, Schol. Bobiens. Cic. post Red. in Sen. p. 249 Orell.—
C. -pŭānus , of Capua, used by some acc. to analogy, Varr. L. L. 10, § 16, p. 163 Bip.
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