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Smintheus or Zmin- (dissyl. ), ĕi, m., = Σμινθεύς, epithet of Apollo (from the Cretan σμίνθος, mouse, i. e. the mousekiller; or, as Aristarchus asserts, from Smintha (Σμίνθη), a town in the Troad, the Sminthean, Lact. 1, 7, 9; Ov. F. 6, 425; acc. Sminthea, id. M. 12, 585.—Hence,
1. Sminthēus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to Smintheus: “spolia,” i. e. Astynome, daughter of Chryses, priest of Apollo, Sen. Agam. 176.—
2. Sminthius (Zmin- ), a, um, adj., of Smintheus: “mures (acc. to the myth, killed by Apollo),Arn. 3, 119; Dict. Cret. 14; 47: “templum,Plin. 5, 30, 32, § 123.
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    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 12.585
    • Seneca, Agamemnon, 176
    • Ovid, Fasti, 6
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