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Hammōn (Amm- ), ōnis, m., = Ἄμμων,
I.an Egyptian and Libyan deity, worshipped (in the present oasis Siwah) in the form of a ram, and identified by the Greeks and Romans with Ζεύς and Jupiter; hence, Juppiter Hammon. Connected with his temple was an oracle often consulted by the ancients, Cic. N. D. 29 fin.; id. Div. 1, 43, 95; 1, 1, 3; Curt. 4, 7, 3 sq.; Luc. 9, 514 al. (cf. Cat. 7, 5).—Hence, Hammonis cornu, a gold-colored precious stone of the shape of a ram's horn, Ammonite, Plin. 37, 10, 60, § 167. —
II. Derivv.
A. Hammōnĭum (Amm- ), ĭi, n., the oasis El-Siwah, Curt. 4, 7, 3 sq.
B. Hammōnĭi , ōrum, m., the inhabitants of Hammonium, Curt. 4, 7, 11. —
C. Hammōnĭăcus (Amm- ), a, um, belonging to Hammon (Libya, Africa).
2. Subst.: Hammōnĭă-cum , i, n., a resinous gum, which distilled from a tree near the temple of Juppiter Hammon, Plin. 12, 23, 49, § 107; 24, 6, 14, § 23; Cels. 5, 5.
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