Definition of Leptis
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Leptis, Leptis
Leptis
Λέπτις
noun (f., 3rd Greek declension)
  1. the name of two cities on the coast of Africa
  2. situated on the Great Syrtis
  3. Lebdah
Abbreviations
Leptis, is (abl. Lepte, Cod. Just. 1, 27, 2, § 1), f., = Λέπτις, the name of two cities on the coast of Africa. Leptis Magna, situated on the Great Syrtis, now Lebdah, Mel. 1, 7, 5; Plin. 5, 4, 3, § 25; Sall. J. 19, 3; 77, 1; Dig. 50, 15, 8, § 11.

—Hence, Lep-timagnensis, e, adj., of Leptis Magna: civitas, Cod. Just. 1, 27, 2.

— Leptis Minor, near Hadrumetum, the birthplace of the emperor Septimius Severus, near the modern Lamta, Mel. 1, 7, 2; Sall. J. 19, 1; Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 59, § 155; Liv. 30, 25 fin.; 34, 62.

—Hence, Leptitānus, a, um, adj., of or belonging to Leptis, Leptitan.

—Absol.: Leptitāni, ōrum, m., the inhabitants of Leptis, Caes. B. C. 2, 38; Sall. J. 77; 79; Tac. H. 4, 50.
 
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