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noun (m., 3
pure I-stem declension)
a constellation, the Lesser Dog-star, before the Dog-star
Ante-canis, is, m.
, transl. of Προκύων, a constellation, the Lesser Dog-star, so called as rising before the Dog-star: Antecanis Graio Procyon qui nomine fertur, Cic. N. D. 2, 44, 114; id. Arat. 222; cf. Plin. 18, 28, 68, § 268.