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Colchĭs , ĭdis (ĭdŏs, Val. Fl. 2, 423; 5, 202), f., = Κολχίς,
I.a province in Asia, east of the Black Sea, celebrated on account of the golden fleece and Medea; now Mingrelia; acc. Colchida, Mel. 2, 3, 6; Plin. 2, 103, 106, § 226; Val. Fl. 5, 505 al.
II. Hence,
A. Colchis , ĭdis, f. adj., Colchian: “gens,Val. Fl. 3, 418; and subst., a Colchian woman, κατ̓ ἐξοχήν = Medea, Hor. Epod. 16, 58; Prop. 2 (3), 34, 8; Ov. M. 7, 301; 7, 348; acc. Gr. Colchida, Prop. 2 (3), 21, 11; voc. Colchĭ, Ov. R. Am. 262; abl. Colchide, id. M. 7, 331; Juv. 6, 643.—
B. Colchus , a, um, Colchian: “litora,Ov. M. 13, 24: “domus,id. F. 3, 876: “venena,” i. e. of Medea, id. M. 7, 394: “rhombus,” i. e. magical, enchanting, Mart. 12, 57, 17.—Subst.: Col-chus , i, m., a Colchian, Hor. A. P. 118; and in plur.: Colchi , ōrum, the Colchians, Plin. 6, 4, 4, § 12; Cic. N. D. 3, 21, 54; id. Att. 9, 9, 2; “meton. for Colchis,Mel. 1, 19, 2; Hor. C. 4, 4, 63.—
C. Colchĭcus , a, um, Colchian: “venena,of Medea, Hor. Epod. 17, 35; cf. the preced.—Subst.: col-chĭcum , i, n., a plant with a poisonous root: Colcbicum auctumnale, Linn.; Plin. 28, 9, 33, § 129.
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