Definition of Lerna
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Orthography ID = 2032520
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LNS
Lerna, Lernae
Lerna, Lerne
Λέρνη
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. a forest and marsh near Argos, through which flowed a stream of the same name
  2. the abode of the Lernaean Hydra, which Hercules slew with the help of Iola_us, and then drained the marsh
Abbreviations
Lerna, ae, and Lernē, ēs, f., = Λέρνη, a forest and marsh near Argos, through which flowed a stream of the same name; the abode of the Lernaean Hydra, which Hercules slew with the help of Iolāus, and then drained the marsh: belua Lernae, Verg. A. 6, 287: anguifera, Stat. S. 2, 181: fecunda veneno, id. Theb. 9, 340: haec dextra Lernam Placavit, Cic. poet. Tusc. 2, 9, 22: et Lerne pulsa tridente palus, Prop. 2, 26, 48 (3, 22, 20), where Mull. Lernae: Lerne, also a town situated there, acc. to Mel. 2, 3, 9.

—Hence, Lernaeus, a, um, adj., Lernaean: pestis, Lucr. 5, 26: anguis, Verg. A. 8, 300: hydra, Prop. 2, 19, 9: mixtus Lernaei labe veneni, Ov. M. 9, 130: sagittae, with which Hercules killed the Hydra, Luc. 6, 392: cancer, killed by Hercules at the same time with the Hydra, Col. poet. 10, 313.

— Poet., transf., Argive, Grecian: Lernaei reges, Stat. Th. 5, 499: alumni, id. ib. 4, 638: coloni, id. ib. 3, 461.
 
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