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Dĭōnē , ēs (-a , ae, Cic. N. D. 3, 23, 59), f., = Διώνη.
I. The mother of Venus, Cic. l. l.; Hyg. praef.; Claud. Rapt. Pros. 3, 433.—Hence, Dĭōnæus , a, um, adj., of Dione: vestis, the garment worked by Dione for her daughter, Claud. Epith. Pall. et Cel. 102.—Far more freq. as in Greek,
II. Venus, Ov. F. 2, 461; 5, 309; id. Am. 1, 14, 33 al.—Hence, Dĭōnæus , a, um, adj., of Dione (Venus): mater, Venus herself (with reference to Aeneas), Verg. A. 3, 19; “hence, Dionaeus Caesar, as the descendant of Iulus, Aeneas, and consequently of Venus,id. E. 9, 47: “columba,sacred to Venus, Stat. Silv. 3, 5, 80: “flores,Col. 10, 286: antrum, Dione's grotto, as the scene of love and love-songs, Hor. C. 2, 1, 39.
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    • Vergil, Aeneid, 3.19
    • Cicero, de Natura Deorum, 3.23
    • Ovid, Fasti, 2
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