Definition of Alexandrinus
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LNS
Alexandrīnus, Alexandrīnī
Alexandrinus
Mostly Plural
noun (m., 2nd declension)
  1. inhabitants of Alexandria
Abbreviations
Alexandrēa (the form of Cicero's time, Cic. Phil. 2, 19; id. Fin. 5, 19; Prop. 4, 10, 33 (Alexandria, Mull.); Hor. C. 4, 14, 35 K. and H.; also Alexandrīa under the Empire; so, Antiochēa and Antiochīa; cf. Prisc. p. 588 P., Ochsn. Eclog. 143, and Osann ad Cic. Rep. p. 467), ae, f., = Ἀλεξάνδρεια, a name of several towns of antiquity; among which, The most distinguished is the city built by Alexander the Great, after the destruction of Tyre, upon the north coast of Egypt, the residence of the Ptolemies, and the emporium of Eastern trade during the Middle Ages, sometimes with the appellation Magna, now Iskenderieh or Alexandria, Plin. 5, 10, 11, § 62.

— A town in Troas, now Eski Stamboul, sometimes called Alexandria, Cic. Ac. 2, 4; Plin. 5, 30, 33, § 124; and sometimes Alexandria Troas, Liv. 35, 42; 37, 35; Plin. 36, 16, 25, § 128.

— A town in Aria, also called Alexandria Ariōn (i. e. Arionum), now Herat, Plin. 6, 17, 21, § 61; 6, 23, 25, § 93.

—Hence, Alexandrīnus, a, um, adj., pertaining to Alexandria, In Egypt: vita atque licentia, a luxurious and licentious life, like that of Alexandria, at that time a centre of luxury, Caes. B. C. 3, 110; Petr. 31; Quint. 1, 2, 7 Spald.: Alexandrina navis, an Alexandrian merchantship, Suet. Aug. 98; id. Ner. 45; id. Galb. 10: Bellum Alexandrinum, the history of the expedition of Caesar into Egypt, after the battle at Pharsalus, Auct. B. Alex. 1.

— In Troas, Plin. 15, 30, 39, § 131; 23, 8, 80, § 158.

—Subst.: Alexandrīni, ōrum, m., inhabitants of Alexandria (in Egypt): ad Alexandrinos istos revertamur, Cic. Rab. Post. 12, 34; id. Pis. 21, 49.
 
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