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Mauri , ōrum, m. (Μαῦροι),
I.the Moors, Mauritanians, the inhabitants of Mauritania: “proxime Hispaniam Mauri sunt,Sall. J. 18, 10 sqq.; Plin. 5, 2, 1, § 17; 13, 15, 29, § 91; Liv. 21, 22, 3; Mel. 1, 4, 4.—In sing.: Maurus , i, m., a Moor, Juv. 11, 125; Luc. 4, 678.—Hence,
A. Maurus , a, um, adj., = Μαῦρος, of or belonging to the Moors, Moorish, Mauritanian; also poet. for African: “Maurae manus, i. e. Poenorum arma,Ov. F. 6, 213: “angues,Hor. C. 3, 10, 18: “jacula,id. ib. 1, 22, 2: “Oceanus,Juv. 10, 148: “unda, i. e. mare Africum,Hor. C. 2, 6, 3: “silvae filia Maurae, i. e. e citro facta,Mart. 14, 90, 1: “postes, i. e. citrini,Stat. S. 1, 3, 35.—
B. Maurĭcus , a, um, adj., Moorish: Maurica planta, Coripp. Joann. 2, 137.—Subst.: Maurĭcus , i, m., a Roman surname, Mart. 5, 28, 5.—Adv.: Mau-rĭcē , like a Moor, Varr. ap. Gell. 2, 25, 8.— And Maurĭcātim , as or like a Moor: Mauricatim scire, Laber. ap. Charis. p. 184 P. (Com. Rel. v. 16 Rib.).—
C. Maurītā-nĭa (Maurēt- ), ae, f., = Μαυριτανία, a country of Africa, on the Mediterranean, between the Atlantic Ocean and Numidia, the modern Fez and Morocco; having been divided into M. Cæsariensis and Tingitana, it was called also in the plur. Mauritaniae, Caes. B. C. 1, 6; 39; Cic. Sull. 20, 56; Tac. H. 1, 11; 2, 58; 59; Plin. 5, 1, 1, § 2.— Hence, Maurītānĭcus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to Mauritania: exercitus, on a coin of Hadrian, in Eckhel. D. N. V. t. 6, p. 498.—
D. Maurūsĭa , ae, f., = Μαυρουσία, the Greek name of Mauritania, Vitr. 8, 2, 6.—Hence,
a. Maurūsĭăcus , a, um, adj., Moorish, Mauritanian: “citrus,Mart. 12, 66, 6.—
b. Maurūsĭus , a, um, adj., = Μαυρούσιος, Maurusian, Mauritanian, African: “gens,Verg. A. 4, 206: “pubes,Sil. 11, 414.—Subst.: Maurūsĭi , ōrum, m., the Mauritanians, Liv. 24, 49.
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