Definition of Britannus
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1.
LNS
Britannus, Britannī
Britanni
Mostly Plural
noun (m., 2nd declension)
  1. the Britons, inhabitants of Great Britain
  2. The inhabitants of Bretagne
  3. Brittany, in France
Abbreviations
Britanni, ōrum, m., the Britons, inhabitants of Great Britain, Lucr. 6, 1105; Caes. B. G. 4, 21; 5, 14; 5, 21 et saep.; Tac. Agr. 11 sq.; id. A. 14, 29; Verg. E. 1, 67; Hor. C. 1, 35, 30; 3, 4, 33; 3, 5, 3 et saep.

— In sing. Britannus catenatus, Hor. Epod. 7, 7.

— The inhabitants of Bretagne, or Brittany, in France, Sid. Ep. 1, 7; 9, 9.

— Derivv. Britannia (Brittānia in MSS. and edd. of Sol. and Mart. Cap.), ae, f., = Βρεττανία, Great Britain, in its most extended sense, consisting of Albion (England and Scotland) and Hibernia or Ibernia (Ireland), Plin. 4, 16, 30, § 102; hence, also, in plur. Britanniae, Cat. 29, 20; 45, 42; in a more restricted sense, the larger island, England and Scotland, Cic. Q. Fr. 2, 16, 4; id. N. D. 2, 34, 88; Caes. B. G. 4, 21; 5, 8; 5, 12 sq.; Mel. 3, 6, 4; 3, 6, 6; Plin. 4, 16, 30, § 102 sq.; 25, 3, 6, § 21; Tac. Agr. 10 sq.; 21; 24; id. H. 1, 9 sq.

— Britan-nus (Brītannus, Lucr. 6, 1105), a, um, adj., of Britain, British (poet. Britannicus): esseda, Prop. 2, 1, 76: canes, Claud. II. Cons. Stil. 301: litus, id. IV. Cons. Hon. 28: oceanus, id. B. Get. 202; Laus Ser. 40 et saep.

— Britannicus, a, um, adj., Britannic, British: aestus, the British Channel, Cic. N. D. 3, 10, 24: mare, Mel. 3, 6, 3: oceanus, id. 1, 3, 1; 2, 6, 1: inter Rhenum et Sequanam, Plin. 4, 19, 33, § 109: legiones, Tac. H. 1, 9; 1, 60; 2, 57; 2, 65; 3, 22 al.: balaena, Juv. 10, 14: lingua, Tac. G. 45: herba, water-dock: rumex aquaticus, Plin. 25, 3, 6, § 20.

—Subst.: Britannicus, i, m., a cognomen of the conquerors of Britain; of the son of the emperor Claudius and Messalina, previously called Germanicus, Suet. Claud. 27; 43; Tac. A. 11, 4; 11, 11; 11, 26; 11, 32; 12, 2; poisoned by Nero, Tac. A. 13, 16; Suet. Ner. 33.

—Of the emperor Commodus, Lampr. Commod. 8.

— Britto or Brīto, ō^nis, = Britannus. A Briton, Aus. Epigr. 110.

— An inhabitant of Bretagne, in France, Mart. 11, 21, 9.

—Plur., Juv. 15, 124 (al. Bistones).

— Britannis, idis, f. adj., British, of Britain: insulae, i. e. Albion et Hibernia, Prisc. Perieg. p. 577.

— ‡ Britanniciānus, a, um, adj., Britannic, transacting business in Britain, Inscr. Rein. cl. 1, n. 177; Inscr. Orell. 2029.
 
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