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Nīlus , i, m., = Νεῖλος.
1. The river Nile, celebrated for its annual overflow, Lucr. 6, 712 sq.; Cic. N. D. 2, 52, 130; id. Rep. 6, 18, 19; Sen. Q. N. 4, 2; Plin. 5, 9, 10, § 51; 18, 8, 47, § 167; Vitr. 8, 2, 6; Mart. Cap. 6, § 676; Luc. 10, 199 et saep.—It flows through seven mouths into the sea, Juv. 13, 26; cf. Ov. M. 5, 187; 1, 422.—
2. Also personified, the god of the Nile, Nilus, father of the Egyptian Hercules, Cic. N. D. 3, 16, 42; cf. id. ib. 3, 23, 58 sq.—
B. Transf., a canal, conduit, aqueduct: “piscina et nilus,Cic. Q. Fr. 3, 9, 7: “ductus vero aquarum, quos isti nilos et euripos vocant,id. Leg. 2, 1, 2.—Hence,
II. -lĭăcus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to the Nile: “fontes,Luc. 10, 192: “gurges,id. 9, 1023: “fera,the crocodile, Mart. 5, 65, 14; cf. “crocodilus,id. 3, 93, 7: “holus,the colocasia, id. 13, 57, 1.—
2. Transf., Egyptian: “Niliacis carmina lusa modis,Ov. A. A. 3, 318: amor, an Egyptian amour, i. e. with Cleopatra, Luc. 10, 80: “tyrannus,id. 8, 281: “plebs,Juv. 1, 26: “pecus,” i. e. Apis, Stat. Th. 3, 478: juvenca, Io or Isis. Mart. 8, 81, 2: “lens,id. 13, 9, 1.—
B. Nīlĭcŏla , ae, m., a dweller on the Nile, an Egyptian, Prud. ap. Symm. 2, 439.—
C. Nīlĭgĕna , ae, comm., one born on the banks of the Nile, an Egyptian, Macr. S. 1, 16, 37: Niligenūm deūm, v. l. Verg. A. 8, 698 (cf. Lachm. ap. Lucr. 5, 440). —
D. Nīlōtĭcus , a, um, adj., of the Nile: “Nilotica tellus,Mart. 6, 80, 1: “rura,Luc. 9, 130: “aqua,Sen. Q. N. 3, 25, 11.—
E. Nīlō-tis , ĭdis, f. adj., of or from the Nile, Egyptian: “Nilotis acus,Luc. 10, 142: “tunica,Mart. 10, 6, 7: “aqua,Sid. Ep. 8, 12.
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