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Ŏăsis , is, f., = Ὄασις [orig. a Coptic word], inhabited spot, a fertile piece of land in the Libyan desert, an oasis; esp. the great oasis in Upper Egypt, to which criminals were banished by the emperors, Cod. Just. 9, 47, 26; Dig. 48, 22, 7, § 5.— Hence,
A. Ŏăsēnus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to Oasis: Oasena deportatio, Cod. Th. 9, 32.—
B. Ŏăsītes , ae, m., adj., of or belonging to Oasis, Oasite: “Oasitae nomi,Plin. 5, 9, 9, § 50.
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