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Dēlos , i, f., Δῆλος,
I.a small island in the Aegean Sea, one of the Cyclades, the birthplace of Apollo and Diana, now Dili, Mela, 2, 7, 11; Plin. 2, 87, 89, § 202; 4, 12, 22, § 66; Cic. de Imp. Pomp. 18, 55; Macr. S. 1, 17; Serv. Verg. A. 3, 73; Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 32; Verg. G. 3, 6; Ov. M. 6, 191; 333 et saep.—Acc.: “Delum,Cic. Verr. 1, 1, 17 and 18 (repeatedly); Verg. A. 4, 144 al.: “Delon,Prop. 4 (5), 6, 27. Ov. M. 3, 597; Stat. Th. 7, 182; Mela, 3, 5, 2 al. —
II. Derivv.
A. Dēlĭus , a, um, adj., of Delos, Delian: “tellus,” i. e. Delos, Ov. Pont. 4, 14, 57: “Apollo,Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 18; Verg. A. 3, 162; Hor. Od. 3, 4, 64; “the same also vates,Verg. A. 6, 12; and absol.: Delius , Ov. M. 1, 454; 5, 329; 6, 250; Tib. 3, 4, 79; 3, 6, 8 al.; cf. “also, folia,” i. e. of the laurel, Hor. Od. 4, 3, 6: “antra,” i. e. the oracle, Stat. S. 5, 3, 4: “furta,” i. e. the secret loves of Apollo, id. Th. 1, 573; “Delia dea,” i. e. Diana, Hor. Od. 4, 6, 33; also absol.: Dēlĭa , = Diana, Verg. E. 7, 29; Ov. H. 20, 95; id. F. 5, 537; Tib. 4, 3, 5 al.
B. Dēlĭa , ae, f., the name of a damsel, Tib. 1, 1, 57 sq.; Verg. E. 3, 67.—
C. Dēlĭăcus , a, um, adj., Δηλιακός, of Delos, Delian: “aes, celebrated like the Corinthian,Plin. 34, 2, 4, § 9; “hence, vasa,Cic. Rosc. Am. 46: “supellex,Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 34 and 72; cf. id. Or. 70, 232. The Delians were famed for the rearing of hens and capons, Varr. R. R. 3, 9, 2; Cic. Ac. 2, 18; Col. 8, 2, 4; Plin. 10, 50, 71, § 139; “hence, gallinarius,Cic. Ac. 2, 26 fin.; and: “Deliaci manu recisi,castrated, Petr. 23, 3.
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