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Maenălus or -os , i, m., and Mae-năla , ōrum, n., = Μαίναλον,
I.a range of mountains in Arcadia, extending from Megalopolis to Tegea, and sacred to Pan; nom. Maenalus, Mel. 2, 3, 5; Plin. 4, 6, 10, § 21; Verg. E. 8, 22: “Maenalos,Ov. F. 5, 89: “Maenala,Verg. E. 10, 55; id. G. 1, 17; Ov. M. 1, 216; acc. Maenalon, id. ib. 2, 415; 442. —Hence,
A. Maenălĭus , a, um, adj., = Μαινάλιος, of or belonging to Mænalus, Mænalian: “nemus,Stat. Th. 9, 719: “ferae,that dwell on the Mænalus, Ov. Am. 1, 7, 14: “canis,a hound bred there, id. A. A. 1, 272: pater, i. e. Bacchus (whose orgies were celebrated on Mount Mænalus), Col. 10, 429: ramus, the club of Hercules, consisting of the branch of a tree broken off on this mountain, Prop. 4 (5), 9, 15.—
2. Also transf. (poet.), Arcadian: “incipe Maenalios mecum, mea tibia, versus,” i. e. shepherd songs, such as were used in Arcadia, Verg. E. 8, 31: “deus,” i. e. Pan, Ov. F. 4, 650: ales, i. e. Mercury, who was born in Arcadia, Stat. Th. 7, 65.—
B. Maenălĭdes , ae, m., = Μαιναλίδης, the Mænalide, i. e. Pan, to whom the Mænalus was sacred: “Maenalide Pan,Aus. Idyll. 12, 8.—
C. Maenă-lis , ĭdis, adj. f., = Μαιναλίς, of or belonging to the Mænalus: “ursa,” i. e. Callisto, Ov. Tr. 3, 11, 8: “ora,” i. e. Arcadia, id. F. 3, 84.
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