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BU´TICUS LACUS ( Βουτικὴ λίμνη, Strab. xvii. p.802), was one of the lagoons formed by the Nile near its junction with the Mediterranean Sea. The Butic Lake, the modern Burlos, was northward of the town of Butos, and contained the islet of Chemmis or Chembis, from which the nome Chemmites derived its appellation. (Steph. B. sub voce p. 690). This island which at one time was said to be floating, was the original site of the temple of Buto, since here Isis took refuge when pursued by Typhon. (Anton. Lib. Metamo. Fab. 28.)


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