Definition of Apenninus, Appenninus
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Āpennīnus, Āpennīnī
(Appennīnus, Appennīnī)
from the Celtic penn, mountain summit
noun (m., 2nd declension)
  1. the mountainchain that passes through the length of Italy, the Apennines
  2. conspicuous for height
Abbreviations
Āpennīnus (better Appennīnus, Verg. A. 12, 703 Cod. Med.; also APENINVS, Inscr. Grut. 204, 18), i, m. from the Celtic penn, mountain - summit, the mountainchain that passes through the length of Italy, the Apennines, Plin. 3, 5, 7, ยง 48; conspicuous for height; hence, celsus Appenninus, Hor. Epod. 16, 29: Appenninus nubifer, Ov. M. 2, 226.

—Personified: gaudetque nivali Vertice se attollens pater Appenninus ad auras, Verg. A. 12, 703; cf. Mann. Ital. 1, 264 sq.
 
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