Definition of Bactrum
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LNS
Bactrum, Bactrī
Bactra, Bactrum
Βάκτρα
noun (n., 3rd Greek declension)
  1. the chief city of Bactria
  2. Bactriana
  3. Balkh
  4. the Bactrians
Abbreviations
Bactra, ōrum (Bactrum, i, Plin. 6, 16, 18, § 48), n., = Βάκτρα, the chief city of Bactria or Bactriana, now Balkh, Verg. G. 2, 138; Prop. 3 (4), 1, 16; 3, 11 (4, 10), 26; Hor. C. 3, 29, 28; Curt. 7, 4, 31; cf. Sil. 13, 764; Amm. 23, 6, 58.

—Transf., = Bactri, the Bactrians, Verg. A. 8, 688.

— Derivv. Bactri, ōrum, m., the inhabitants of Bactriana, Mel. 1, 2, 5; Varr. ap. Plin. 6, 17, 19, § 52; Plin. 6, 16, 18, § 48.

— Bac-tria, ae. f., the country of the Bactrians, Bactria, Plin. 8, 18, 26, § 67.

— Bactri-ānus, a, um, adj. Relating to the city of Bactra, of Bactra: regio, Curt. 6, 6, 18: arx, id. 9, 7, 2: terra, id. 7, 4, 26: smaragdi, Plin. 37, 45, 17, § 65.

— Relating to the kingdom of Bactriana, Bactrian; hence, Bactriāni, ōrum, m., = Bactri, the Bactrians, Plin. 6, 23, 25, § 92; Curt. 7, 4, 13; 7, 4, 20; 7, 4, 25; Tac. A. 11, 8; Amm. 23, 6, 57.

—In sing., collect. for the land of Bactriana, Tac. A. 2, 60.

—Also, Bactriāna, ae, f. (sc. terra), = Bactria, Plin. 12, 9, 19, § 35.

— Bactrīnus, a, um, adj., Bactrian: camelus, App. M. 7, p. 194, 4.

— Bac-trius, a, um, adj., the same: Halcyoneus, Ov. M. 5, 135.
 
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