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Lăpĭtha , ae, com., and Lăpĭthes , ae, m.,
I.a Lapitha; plur.: Lăpĭthae , ārum, m., = Λαπίθαι, the Lapithæ, a rude tribe of mountaineers in Thessaly, about Olympus, who fought with the Centaurs at the wedding of Pirithŏüs, king of the Lapithæ, Ov. M. 12, 261; 536; Hor. C. 1, 18, 8; 2, 12, 5; Cic. Pis. 10, 22.—Gen. plur.: “Lapithūm,Verg. A. 7, 304.—Sing. gen.: “Lapithae,Ov. M. 12, 250.—In fem. adjectively: “Lapithae genus heroinae,Prop. 2, 2, 9 (Müll. heroine); cf.: “Lapithes eques,Val. Fl. 5, 516.—
II. Hence,
A. Lăpĭthaeus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to the Lapithæ, Lapithean: “gens,Ov. M. 12, 530.—
B. Lăpĭthēĭus , a, um, adj., of the Lapithæ: “tecta,Ov. M. 12, 417: “proelia,id. ib. 14, 670.—
C. Lăpĭ-thōnĭus , a, um, adj., of the Lapithæ: “nympha,Stat. Th. 7, 297.
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