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Pălaemon , ŏnis, m., = Παλαίμων.
I. A sea-god, formerly called Melicerta, the son of Athamas and Ino: “O Palaemon, sancte Neptuni comes,Plaut. Rud. 1, 2, 70; Cic. N. D. 3, 15, 39; Verg. A. 5, 823; Ov. M. 4, 542; id. H. 17, 159.—Hence,
B. Pălae-mŏnĭus , a, um, of or belonging to the seagod Palœmon, poet. for Corinthian, Stat. Th. 2, 380: “Palaemoniae coronae,won at the Isthmian games, which were celebrated in honor of Palœmon, Claud. Cons. Mall. Th. 289.—
II. Remmius Palaemon, a Roman grammarian in the time of Tiberius and Claudius, Quint. 1, 4, 20; 1, 5, 60; Suet. Gram. 23; Juv. 6, 451; 7, 215; Pers. 2, 86.—
III. A shepherd, Verg. E. 3, 50.
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