I.the Cabiri, deities worshipped by the Pelasgi as tutelary geniì, in whose honor mysteries were celebrated at Lemnos and Samothrace; originally attendants of the great gods (dei magni and potes, Varr. L. L. 5, 10, 18); they were afterwards identified with these, and, with the Dioscuri, worshipped as guardian spirits (cf. Samothraces, s.v. Samothracia): celsa Cabirūm Delubra tenes, Att. ap. Varr. L. L. 7, § 11 Müll. (Trag. Rel. v. 526 Rib.).—Sing.: “Cabiro patre,” Cic. N. D. 3, 23, 58; Lact. 1, 15, 8.
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I - ĭbīdem
Căbīri , ōrum, m., = Κάβειροι (v. Liddell and Scott, s.v.),