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Mŏlossus , a, um, adj., = Μολοσσός,
I.of or belonging to the Molossi, Molossian: “missi de gente Molossā,Ov. M. 1, 226: “canes, famed for their strength,Hor. S. 2, 6, 114: “rex,Juv. 12, 108: “gladii,id. 14, 162.—Also, subst.: Mŏlossus , i, m.
A. A Molossian (hound): “Molossus acer,Verg. G. 3, 405: “Molossūm for Molossorum,Lucr. 5, 1063.—
B. In prosody: pes, a metrical foot consisting of three long syllables (e. g. Arpinas, evertunt), Quint. 9, 4, 82; Diom. p. 475 P.
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