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pontus , i, m., = πόντος.
I. Lit., the sea (poet. for mare): mulserat huc navem pontus, Enn. ap. Prisc. p. 870 P. (Ann. v. 257 Vahl.): “placidus,Lucr. 2, 559: “pontus Libyae,Verg. A. 1, 556: “caelum undique et undique pontus,id. ib. 3, 193 al.: “aequora ponti,Lucr. 1, 8; 2, 772; Verg. G. 1, 469; cf.: “freta ponti,id. ib. 1, 356.—
II. Poet., transf. *
A. The deep: “maris,Verg. A. 10, 377 (a poetic pleonasm, like the Homer. πόντος ἁλὸς πολιῆς, Il. 21, 59).—*
B. A wave of the sea, sea-wave: “ingens a vertice pontus In puppim ferit,Verg. A. 1, 114.
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