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Phĕrae , ārum, f., = Φέραι,
I.the name of several cities; the most celebrated are,
I. The capital of Thessalia Pelasgiotis, the residence of Admetus, now Velestino, Plin. 4, 8, 15, § 29; Cic. Div. 1, 25, 53; Liv. 32, 13, 9.—Hence,
B. Phĕraeus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to Pherœ, Pherœan; poet., also, Thessalian: “Jason,of Pherœ, Cic. N. D. 3, 28, 70; Plin. 7, 50, 51, § 166; Val. Max. 1, 8, 6: “vaccae,of Admetus, Ov. H. 5, 151: “duces,Thessalian, Stat. Th. 2, 16, 3: “campi,Thessalian, Val. Fl. 1, 444.—In plur. absol.: Phĕraei , ōrum, m., the inhabitants of Pherœ, Cic. Inv. 2, 49, 144; Liv. 36, 9.—
II. A city in Messenia, a colony of Sparta, near the mod. Kalamata, Liv. 35, 30, 9; Nep. Con. 1. 1.
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