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Vĕlĭa , ae, f.
I. An elevated part of the Palatine Hill at Rome, Varr. L. L. 5, § 54 Müll.; Cic. Rep. 2, 31, 54; Liv. 2, 7, 6.— Hence, Vĕlĭensis , e, adj., of or belonging to Velia, Velian: Veliense sexticeps in Veliā apud aedem deum penatium, an old formula ap. Varr. L. L. l. l.—
II. A town on the coast of Lucania, a colony of the Phocœans, orig. called Ὑέλη, afterwards Ἐλέα, Lat. Elea (v. h. v.), now Castellamare della Bruca, Plin. 3, 5, 10, § 71; Gell. 10, 16, 3; Cic. Fam. 7, 19, 1; 7, 20, 1; Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 40, § 99; 2, 5, 17, § 44; Hor. Ep. 1, 15, 1 al.—Hence,
1. -lĭensis , e, adj., of or belonging to Velia, Velian: “sacerdotes,Cic. Balb. 24, 55.—Plur.: Vĕlĭenses , ĭum, m., the inhabitants of Velia, the Velians, Cic. Fam. 7, 20, 1; Plin. 3, 5, 9, § 69.—
2. Vĕlīnus , a, um, adj., of Velia, Velian: “portus,” i. e. Velia, Verg. A. 6, 366.—
III. A Spanish tribe, Plin. 3, 3, 4, § 26.
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