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gĕnĕtrix (less freq. gĕnĭtrix ; cf. Wagn. Verg. G. 4, 363, and Lachm. ad Lucr. II. p. 15 sq.), īcis, f. genitor,
I.she that has borne any one, or produced any thing, a mother (poet. and in post-Aug. prose; syn. mater).
I. Lit.: Venus, genetrix patris nostri (Aeneae), Enn. ap. Non. 378, 16 (Ann. v. 53 Vahl.); so of Venus, as the mother of Aeneas, Verg. A. 1, 590; 8, 383; 12, 412; 554; “as the ancestress of the Romans: Aeneadūm genetrix,Lucr. 1, 1; “and of Cæsar,Suet. Caes. 61; 78; 84 (cf.: Venere prognatus, of Cæsar, Cael. ap. Cic. Fam. 8, 15, 2; cf. also Suet. Caes. 6 and 49); “as the mother of Amor,Verg. A. 1, 689; of Cybele: “me magna deūm genetrix his detinet oris, (also called Magna Mater),id. ib. 2, 788; “so of the same,id. ib. 9, 82; 94; “117: genetrix Priami de gente vetusta Est mihi (shortly after: parens),id. ib. 9, 284; cf.: “nec ferro ut demens genetricem occidis Orestes (shortly after: occisa parente),Hor. S. 2, 3, 133: “(ciconiae) genetricum senectam invicem educant,Plin. 10, 23, 32, § 63; Vulg. Cant. 3, 4 al.
II. Transf.
B. Poet. of a mother-in-law, Ov. M. 9, 326.
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