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Maeōtae , ārum, m., = Μαιῶται,
I.a Scythian people on Lake Mæotis, Plin. 4, 12, 26, § 88.—Hence,
A. Maeōtĭcus , a, um, adj., = Μαιωτικός, of or belonging to Lake Mæotis, Mæotic: “palus,Lake Mæotis, Plin. 2, 67, 67, § 168: “glacies,Juv. 4, 42: “pisces,Plin. 32, 11, 53, § 146.—Plur. subst.: Mae-ōtĭci , ōrum, m., the people living around Lake Mæotis (for Maeotae), Mel. 1, 2, 6; 1, 19, 17; Plin. 6, 7, 7, § 19.—
B. Maeōtĭ-dae , ārum, m., Mæotic tribes, dwellers around Lake Mæotis, Vop. Aur. 16; id. Tac. 13.—
C. Maeōtis , ĭdis (dos and is), adj., f., = Μαιῶτις, Mæotic.—Transf., poet. for Scythian, Tauric, etc.: “ora,of Lake Mæotis, Ov. P. 3, 2, 59: “hiems,” i. e. Scythian, id. Tr. 3, 12, 2: “ara,” i. e. Tauric, Juv. 15, 115: “Penthesilea,from the region about Lake Mæotis, Prop. 4, 10, 14.—Esp.: Palus Maeotis, Lake Mæotis, now the Sea of Azov, Plin. 10, 8, 10, § 23; “also: Lacus Maeotis,id. 4, 12, 24, § 76; 6, 7, 6, § 18; and absol.: “Maeotis,id. 4, 12, 24, § 75; 4, 12, 26, § 84; 5, 9, 9, § 47: supra Maeoti' paludes, Enn. ap. Cic. Tusc. 5, 17, 49 (Epigr. v. 7 Vahl.).—In plur. subst.: Maeotides peltiferae, i. e. the Amazons, women dwelling on the Mæotis, Sabin. Ep. 2, 9.—
D. Maeōtĭus , a, um, adj., Mæotian: “tellus,Verg. A. 6, 799: “unda,id. G. 3, 349: “palus,Plin. 4, 12, 24, § 76.
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