Definition of lamia
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LNS
lamia, lamiae
lamia
λαμία
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. A witch, a sorceress, enchantress
  2. A sort of flatfish
  3. A species of owl
Abbreviations
lamia, ae, f., = λαμία. A witch who was said to suck children's blood, a sorceress, enchantress: neu pransae lamiae vivum puerum extrahat alvo, Hor. A. P. 340; App. M. 1, p. 110, 3; 5, p. 164, 6.

—Transf.: lamiae turres, nursery tales, Tert. adv. Val. 3.

— A sort of flatfish, Plin. 9, 24, 40, § 78.

— A species of owl, Vulg. Isa. 34, 14.
 
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