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Phorcus , i (also Phorcys , yos, and Phorcyn , ȳnos, acc. to Prisc. p. 690 P., but acc. to Serv., Verg. A. 5, 240, these forms are not used in Lat.), m., = Φόρκος, Φόρκυς, and Φόρκυν,
I.son of Neptune, father of Medusa and the other Gorgons, and of the Grœœ, who was changed after death into a sea-god, Cic. Univ. 11, 35: “Phorci chorus,Verg. A. 5, 240; “or, Phorci exercitus,” i. e. sea-gods, id. ib. 5, 824: “pater Phorcys,Val. Fl. 3, 726; Luc. 9, 645.—Hence,
A. Phorcys , ydos (Phorcis , ĭdis), f., a female descendant of Phorcus: “ora Phorcydos,” i. e. of Medusa, Prop. 3, 21 (4, 22), 8: “geminas habitasse sorores Phorcydas unius partitas luminis usum,” i. e. the Grœœ, Ov. M. 4, 773.—
B. Phorcȳnis , ĭdos and ĭdis, f., the daughter of Phorcus, i. e. Medu- sa, Ov. M. 5, 230; Luc. 9, 626.
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