Definition of Echion
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LNS
Echīon, Echīonis
Echion
noun (m., 3rd declension)
  1. One of the heroes who sprang up from the dragon's teeth sown by Cadmus
  2. the husband of Agave and father of Pentheus
  3. Pentheus
Abbreviations
Echīon, onis, m. One of the heroes who sprang up from the dragon's teeth sown by Cadmus; the husband of Agave and father of Pentheus, Ov. M. 3, 126; 10, 686; Stat. Th. 4, 569; Hyg. Fab. 178.

—Hence: Echione natus, for Pentheus, Ov. M. 3, 526.

— Derivv. Echīonides, ae, m., the son of Echion, i. e. Pentheus, Ov. M. 3, 513 and 701.

— Echīonius, a, um, adj., meton. for Cadmean or Theban: hydrus, i. e. killed by Cadmus, Val. Fl. 8, 343: dens, id. 7, 554: aula, id. 7, 301; cf. arces, Ov. Tr. 5, 5, 53: nomen, Verg. A. 12, 515; cf. plebs, Stat. Th. 1, 169: Bacchus, Pall. Insit. 45.

— A son of Mercury, an Argonaut, and a sharer in the Calydonian hunt, Ov. M. 8, 311; Hyg. Fab. 14.

—Hence, Echīo-nius, a, um, adj., of Echion: lacerto, Ov. M. 8, 345.

— A celebrated Greek painter, Cic. Par. 5, 2, 37; id. Brut. 18, 70.
 
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