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Nessus , i, m., = Νέσσος.
I. A river in Thrace, now the Mesto or (Turkish) Karasu, Liv. 45, 29, 6; also called Nestos ( = Νέστος), Mel. 2, 2.—
II. A Centaur, who, on offering violence to Dejanira, was slain by Hercules with a poisoned arrow, Ov. M. 9, 101 sq.; Hyg. Fab. 34.—Hence,
III. Nessēus , a, um, adj., of Nessus: “venenum,with the blood of Nessus, poisoned by the arrow of Hercules, Ov. H. 9, 163: “palla tabe Nesseā illita,Sen. Herc. Oet. 716.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (3):
    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 9.101
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 45, 29.6
    • Seneca, Hercules Oetaeus, 716
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