Definition of Formia
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LNS
Formia, Formiae
σϝορμιαι, Ὁρμίαι, ὅρμος, for sformiae, σϝορμιαι, from old form Ὁρμίαι, place of anchorage; cf. ὅρμος
Mostly Plural
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. a very ancient city of Latium, on the borders of Campania, the fabled seat of the Laestrygones, Mola di Gaeta
Abbreviations
Formiae, ārum, f. for sformiae, σϝορμιαι, from old form Ὁρμίαι, place of anchorage; cf. ὅρμος, a very ancient city of Latium, on the borders of Campania, the fabled seat of the Laestrygones, now Mola di Gaeta, Mel. 2, 4, 9; Plin. 3, 5, 9, § 59; Cic. Att. 2, 13, 2; id. Fam. 16, 12, 5; id. Q. Fr. 1, 1, 6, § 17; Hor. C. 3, 17, 6.

— Derivv. Formiānus, a, um, adj., of or belonging to Formiae, Formian: colles, Hor. C. 1, 20, 11: saxa, Liv. 22, 16, 4: fundus P. Rutilii, Cic. N. D. 3, 35, 86: dies, spent in Formiae, Mart. 10, 30, 26.

— Subst. Formi-ānum, i, n., a villa in Formiae: of Cicero, Cic. Att. 4, 2, 7; id. Fam. 16, 10, 1; ib. 12, 6; of C. Laelius, id. Rep. 1, 39; of Dolabella, id. Att. 15, 13, 5.

— Formiāni, ōrum, m., the inhabitants of Formiae, Formians, Cic. Att. 2, 14, 2.
 
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