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lūcĭfer , fĕra, fĕrum, adj. lux-fero,
I.light-bringing: “itaque ut apud Graecos Dianam, eamque Luciferam, sic apud nostros Junonem Lucinam in pariendo invocant,Cic. N. D. 2, 27, 68: “pars Lunae,Lucr. 5, 726: “equi,the horses of Luna, Ov. H. 11, 46: “manus,” i. e. of Lucina, id. ib. 20, 192.— Poet., bringing safety, Prud. Psych. 625.— Hence,
II. Subst.: Lūcĭfer , fĕri, m.
A. The morning-star, the planet Venus: “stella Lucifer interdiu, noctu Hesperus ita circumeunt,Varr. R. R. 3, 5, 17: stella Veneris, quae Φωσφόρος Graece, Latine dicitur Lucifer, cum antegreditur solem, cum subsequitur autem Hesperos, Cic. N. D. 2, 20, 53: “si dormire incipis ortu Luciferi,Juv. 8, 12; 13, 158; cf. Plin. 2, 8, 6, § 36; Tib. 1, 10 (9), 62; Ov. Tr. 1, 3, 71.—
B. The fabled son of Aurora and Cephalus, and father of Ceyx, Hyg. Astr. 2, 42; Ov. M. 11, 271; 346; “acc. to others,a son of Jupiter, Serv. Verg. A. 4, 130.—
C. Poet. transf., day: “memento Venturum paucis me tibi Luciferis,Prop. 2, 15 (3, 12), 28: “omnis,Ov. F. 1, 46: “tres,id. ib. 3, 877.
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    • null, 11.271
    • Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, 5.726
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 2.36
    • Cicero, de Natura Deorum, 2.20
    • Cicero, de Natura Deorum, 2.27
    • Ovid, Tristia, 1.3
    • Sextus Propertius, Elegies, 2.15
    • Ovid, Fasti, 1
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