Definition of Arcadicus
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Orthography ID = 2004167
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LNS
Arcadicus, Arcadica, Arcadicum
Arcadia
Ἀρκαδικός
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. Arcadian
  2. a simpleton
Abbreviations
Arcadia, ae, f., = Ἀρκαδία, a mountainous province in the centre of the Peloponnesus, the Greek Switzerland, Plin. 4, 6, 10, § 20; Verg. E. 4, 58; Ov. M. 2, 405; 9, 192 al.

—Hence, derivv. Arcadicus, a, um, adj., = Ἀρκαδικός, Arcadian: asinus, Plaut. As. 2, 2, 67; Varr. R. R. 2, 1, 14; cf. Plin. 8, 43, 68, § 167; Pers. 3, 9.

—Arcadicus juvenis for a simpleton (since the Arcadians, as mostly mountaineers, were considered as a simple, uncultivated people), Juv. 7, 160.

— Arcadius, a, um, adj., = Ἀρκάδιος, Arcadian: Arcadius sus, the Arcadian boar, * Lucr. 5, 25: dea, i. e. Carmenta, who came from Arcadia to Italy, Ov. F. 1, 462: virgo, i. e. the nymph Arethusa, id. Am. 3, 6, 30: deus, i. e. Pan, Prop. 1, 18, 20: rupes, id. 1, 1, 14: agri, id. 3, 24, 23: sidus, i. e. the Great Bear, Sen. Oedip. 476: virga, the wand of Mercury (who was born upon the Arcadian mountain Cyllene, and worshipped there), Stat. Th. 2, 70: galerus, the helmet of Mercury, id. ib. 7, 39.
 
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