Definition of Leda
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1.
LNS
Lēda, Lēdae
Leda, Lede
Λήδα
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. the daughter of Thestius, and wife of Tyndarus
  2. she bore by Jupiter, who visited her in the form of a swan, two eggs, from one of which came Pollux and Helen, and from the other Castor and Clytemnestra
Abbreviations
Lēda, ae, and Lēdē, ēs, f., = Λήδα, the daughter of Thestius, and wife of Tyndarus; she bore by Jupiter, who visited her in the form of a swan, two eggs, from one of which came Pollux and Helen, and from the other Castor and Clytemnestra, Ov. H. 17, 55; id. M. 6, 109; Hyg. Fab. 77: pueri Ledae, i. e. Castor and Pollux, Hor. C. 1, 12, 25.

—She was deified after her death, under the name of Nemesis, Lact. 1, 21: Lede, Ov. Am. 1, 10, 3: chironomon Ledam saltare, i. e. in the part of Leda in a pantomime, Juv. 6, 63.

—Hence, Lēdaeus, a, um, adj., of or belonging to Leda, Ledaean. Lit.: Ledaei dei, i. e. Castor and Pollux, Ov. F. 1, 706; also, Lacones, Mart. 1, 37, 2: Helena, Verg. A. 7, 364: Hermione (as granddaughter of Leda), id. ib. 3, 328: ovum, a swan's egg, Mart. 8, 33, 21; cf. olores, id. 1, 54, 8: Timavus, because Castor, on the return of the Argonauts, let his horse Cyllarus drink of it, id. 4, 25, 5; cf. Cyllarus, Stat. S. 1, 1, 54: astrum, i. e. Castor and Pollux, Mart. 8, 21, 5.

— Poet., transf. Spartan: Phalantum, Tarentum, founded by the Spartan Phalantus, Mart. 8, 28, 3: gurges, i. e. of the Eurotas, Stat. S. 2, 6, 45.

— Amyclaean (because Castor and Pollux were born at Amyclae): Xanthippus, Sil. 4, 358.
 
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