Definition of essedum
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Orthography ID = 2020098
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LNS
essedum, essedī
Essedones, essedum, esseda
Ἐσσηδόνες
Mostly Plural
noun (f., 2nd declension)
  1. a Scythian people on the river Tanais
Abbreviations
Essēdones, um, m., = Ἐσσηδόνες, a Scythian people on the river Tanais, Mel. 2, 1, 2; Plin. 4, 12, 26, § 88 al.† † essedum, i, n. (in the poets, on account of the metre, as plur. only: esseda, ōrum, v. the foll.

—esseda, ae, f.: essedas transcurrentes, Sen. Ep. 56; cf.: bigae, quadrigae) [a Celtic word], a two-wheeled war-chariot of the Gauls and Britons (cf.: raeda, cisium, currus, vehiculum), Caes. B. G. 4, 32 sq.; 5, 9, 3; 5, 16, 2; 5, 19, 1; Verg. G. 3, 204; afterwards also among the Romans for pomp and show, and in sham fights, Cic. Phil. 2, 24; id. Att. 6, 1 fin.; Suet. Aug. 76; id. Calig. 51; Prop. 2, 1, 76; 2, 32, 5 (3, 30, 5 M.); Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 192 al.
 
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