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Phrixus (-os , erroneously written Phryxus ), i, m., = Φρίξος,
I.son of Athamas and Nephele, and brother of Helle, with whom he fled to Colchis on a ram with a golden fleece; he there sacrificed the ram, and hung up its golden fleece in the grove of Ares, whence it was afterwards brought back to Greece by Jason and the Argonauts, Hyg. Fab. 2; 3; 14; 21; Ov. H. 18, 143; id. A. A. 3, 175: “Phrixi litora,” i. e. the shores of the Hellespont, Stat. Achill. 1, 28; “called also, semita Phrixi,id. ib. 1, 409: “portitor Phrixi,” i. e. the constellation Aries, Col. 10, 155.—Com.: “aliquem facere arietem Phrixi,” i. e. to strip of money, Plaut. Bacch. 2, 3, 7. —Hence,
II. Phrixēus (Phryx- ), a, um, adj.
A. Of or belonging to Phrixus, Phrixean: “vellera,the golden fleece, Ov. M. 7, 7; Col. 10, 368: “Phrixeae stagna sororis,” i. e. the Hellespont, Ov. F. 4, 278; “called also, pontus,Luc. 6, 56; “and, mare,Sen. Herc. Oet. 776: “aequor,Stat. Th. 6, 542: “Phrixei Colchi,where Phrixus was hospitably received, Val. Fl. 1, 391: “maritus,” i. e. a ram, Mart. 14, 211: “agnus,the constellation Aries, id. 10, 51, 1.—
B. Ægean: “Phrixeum mare,the Ægean Sea, Sen. Agam. 564. —
III. Phrixĭānus (Phryx- ), a, um, Phrixian, made of superior wool: toga, Plin. 8, 48, 74, § 195.—Subst. piur.: Phrixĭā-nae , ārum, f., clothing made of superior wool, Sen. Ben. 1, 3, 7.
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