Definition of Gallus
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LNS
Gallus, Gallī
Gallus
Mostly Plural
noun (m., 2nd declension)
  1. the priests of Cybele, so called because of their raving
Abbreviations
Gallus, i, m., = Γάλλος Strab., a tributary of the Sagaris of Phrygia and Bithynia, whose water, according to the fable, made those who drank it mad, now Kadsha Su or Gokssu, Ov. F. 4, 364; Plin. 5, 32, 42, § 147; 6, 1, 1, § 4; 31, 2, 5, § 9; Claud. ap. Ruf. 2, 263.

— Derivv. Galli, ōrum, m., the priests of Cybele, so called because of their raving, Ov. F. 4, 361 sq.; Plin. 5, 32, 42, § 146; 11, 49, 109, § 261; 35, 12, 46, § 165; Paul. ex Fest. p. 95 Mull.; Hor. S. 1, 2, 121.

—In sing.: Gallus, i, m., a priest of Cybele, Mart. 3, 81; 11, 74; cf. Quint. 7, 9, 2: resupinati cessantia tympana Galli, Juv. 8, 176.

—And satirically (on account of their emasculated condition), in the fem.: Gallae, ārum, Cat. 63, 12, and 34.

— Gallicus, a, um, adj. Of or belonging to the river Gallus, poet. i. q. Phrygian, Trojan: miles, Prop. 2, 13. 48 (3, 5, 32 M.).

— (Acc. to II. A., of or belonging to the priests of Cybele; hence, transf.) Of or belonging to the priests of Isis, Gallic: turma, the troop of the priests of Isis, Ov. Am. 2, 13, 18.
 
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