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Nĕmĕa , ae, and Nĕmĕē , ēs, f., = Νεμέη,
I.a city in Argolis, near which Hercules slew the Nemean lion and founded the Nemean games: “nec Nemeae nec Olympiae nec usquam,Plaut. Cas. 4, 1, 1; Cic. Fat. 4, 7: “Nemeae sub rupe,Verg. A. 8, 295: “Nemee frondosa,Mart. Spect. 27: “pulvereā Nemeen effervere nube,Stat. Th. 4, 664; id. S. 1, 3, 6.—
B. Hence,
1. Nĕmaeus , a, um, adj., Nemean, Hier. in Vigil. 1.—
2. Nĕmĕaeus , a, um, adj., Nemean: “rura,Stat. Th. 3, 421: “leo,Cic. Tusc. 2, 9, 22; 4, 22, 50: “moles,Ov. M. 9, 197: “pestis,id. H. 9, 61: “vellus,id. M. 9, 235: “arma,Stat. S. 5, 2, 48; id. Th. 3, 421.—Of the constellation Leo: “monstrum,Mart. 4, 57, 5; Luc. 1, 655. —
3. Nĕmē^us , a, um, adj., Nemean.— Subst.: Nĕmē^a , ōrum, n., = Νέμεα or Νέμεια, the Nemean games, Liv. 27, 30 sq.; 34, 41; Hyg. Fab. 273.
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