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Vĕsŭvĭus , ii, m. ve and σβε-, root of σβέννυμι; v. Lidd. and Scott s. v.,
I.a celebrated volcano in Campania, Liv. 8, 8, 19; Mel. 2, 4, 9; Plin. 14, 2, 4, § 22; Col. 3, 2, 10; Plin. Ep. 6, 6, 12.—Collat. form Vĕsēvus (Vĕsaev- ), i, m., Suet. Tit. 8; id. Vit. Plin.; Stat. S. 4, 8, 5; Val. Fl. 4, 507.—In apposition: “Vesevo jugo,Verg. G. 2, 224 (Rib. Vesaevo); Claud. Rapt. Pros. 3, 184.—Contr. collat. form Vesvĭus or Vesbĭus , ii, m., Mart. 4, 44, 1; Stat. S. 4, 4, 79; Sil. 8, 655; 17, 598; Val. Fl. 3, 209.—Hence, Vĕsŭvī-nus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to Vesuvius, Vesuvian: “apex,Stat. S. 3, 5, 72: “incendia,id. ib. 2, 6, 62; 5, 3, 205.—Collat. form Vĕsēvīnus , a, um: “aquae,Cael. Aur. Tard. 2, 1.—Contr. Vesbīnus , Sil. 12, 152.
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