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Centaurus , i, m., = Κένταυρος,
I.a Centaur; the Centaurs were wild people in the mountains of Thessaly, who fought on horseback; acc. to the fable, monsters in Thessaly of a double form (the upper parts human, the lower those of a horse), sons of Ixion and of a cloud in the form of Juno (hence nubigenae, Verg. A. 7, 674), Lucr. 5, 876; 5, 889; Ov. M. 9, 191; 12, 219 sq.; Verg. G. 2, 456; id. A. 7, 675; Hor. C. 4, 2, 15 al.; Jul. Val. Rer. Gest. Alex. 1, 13 (21): “nobilis, i. e. Chiron,Hor. Epod. 13, 11; cf. “bimembris, v. Lapithae.—As figure-head of a ship,Verg. A. 10, 195.—
II. A constellation in the southern heavens, Hyg. Astr. 2, 38; 3, 37; Cic. Arat. 203 sq.; Manil. 1, 408.—
III. The name of a ship (hence, sc. navis, fem.): “magna,Verg. A. 5, 122.
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