Definition of Arabia, Arabia
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LNS
Ārabia, Ārabiae
(Arabia, Arabiae)
Arabia
Ἀραβία
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. the country Arabia, divided by the ancients into Petraea, Deserta, and Felix
  2. a town in Arabia Felix
Abbreviations
Ā^rabia (on account of the long A in Prop. 3, 10, 16, erroneously written by many Arrabia; cf. Jahn ad Hor. C. 3, 4, 9), ae, f., = Ἀραβία. In an extended sense, the country Arabia, divided by the ancients into Petraea (from its principal city, Petra), Deserta, and Felix, Plin. 5, 11, 12, § 65; Mel. 1, 10; Vulg. 3 Reg. 10, 15; ib. Gal. 4, 25 al.

— In a more restricted sense, a town in Arabia Felix, Mel. 3, 8, 7.

—Hence, Ā^rabicus, a, um, adj., Arabic, Arabian: odor (i. e. tus), Plaut. Mil. 2, 5, 2: sinus, Plin. 2, 67, 67, § 168; Mel. 3, 8, 1: resina, Plin. 14, 20, 25, § 122: adamas, id. 37, 4, 15, § 56: alites, id. 37, 10, 54, § 146: balanus, id. 12, 21, 46, § 102: lapicidinae, i. e. of alabaster, id. 36, 12, 17, § 78: spina, the acacia, id. 24, 12, 65, § 107: vectis, Curt. 7, 2. 17.

—Absol.: Ā^rabica, ae, f. (sc. gemma), a precious stone, similar to ivory, perh. a kind of chalcedony or onyx, Plin. 37, 10, 54, § 145; Isid. Orig. 16, 14.

—Ā^rabicē, adv.: facite olant aedes Arabice, make the apartments redolent with the perfumes of Araby (frankincense, which was brought from Arabia), Plaut. ap. Diom. p. 378 P. (Arabice olet, id est ex odoribus Arabicis, Fest. p. 23): Arabice sacri vocantur, in Arabic, Sol. c. 33.
 
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