Definition of Lelegeis
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LNS
Lelegēis, Lelegēidis
Lelegeius
noun (., 3rd declension)
  1. Lelegeian, Asiatic
Abbreviations
Leleges, um, m., = Λέλεγες, a Pelasgic tribe who lived scattered over several parts of Asia Minor and Greece (in Caria, lonia, Mysia, Thessaly, Locris, Megara), Plin. 4, 7, 12, § 27; 5, 30, 33, § 127; Verg. A. 8, 725; Ov. M. 9, 645; Luc. 6, 383.

—In sing.: hac Ixionides, illa Troezenius heros parte Lelex, the Lelegeian, as a proper name, Ov. M. 8, 566.

— Hence, Le-legēius, a, um, adj., of or belonging to the Leleges, Lelegeian: litora, i. e. the coast of Megara, Ov. M. 8, 8: moenia, i. e. Megara, id. ib. 7, 443.

Lelegēis, idis, adj., Lelegeian, Asiatic: nymphae Lelegeides, Ov. M. 9, 651.

—Subst., an early name of Miletus, because formerly inhabited by the Leleges, Plin. 5, 29, 31, § 112.
 
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