Definition of Britomartis
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Britomartis, Britomartis
Britomartis
Βριτόμαρτις
noun (f., 3rd Greek declension)
  1. A Cretan nymph, daughter of Jupiter and Carme, inventress of the hunting-net
  2. An epithet of the Cretan Diana
Abbreviations
Britomartis, is, f., = Βριτόμαρτις (Cretan, ΒΠΙΤΥ, rich in blessing, and ΜΑΠΤΙΣ, maiden, Sol. 11). A Cretan nymph, daughter of Jupiter and Carme, inventress of the hunting-net; when pursued by Minos, she cast herself into the sea, Verg. Cir. 285 sq.

— An epithet of the Cretan Diana: ignea, Claud. III. Cons. Stil. 251: lucos Britomartis agit, id. ib. 303.
 
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