Definition of Lesbous
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LNS
Lesbōus, Lesbōa, Lesbōum
Lesbium
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. adj., Lesbian
Abbreviations
Lesbos (-us), i (acc. Lesbum, Tac. A. 2, 54), f., = Λέσβος, a celebrated island in the Aegean Sea, off the coast of Troy and Mysia, the birthplace of Pittacus, Alcaeus, Arion, Sappho, and Theophrastus, and famous for its wine; now Mityleni: sed quam capiam civitatem cogito ... Lesbumne, Plaut. Merc. 3, 4, 62; Mel. 2, 7, 4; Plin. 5, 31, 39, § 139; Cic. Att. 9, 9, 2; Ov. M. 11, 55: nota, Hor. Ep. 1, 11, 1.

—Hence, Lesbiacus, a, um, adj., Lesbian: Lesbiaci libri, a work of Dicaearchus on the immortality of the soul (so called because the dialogues contained in it were held at Mitylene, in Lesbos), Cic. Tusc. 1, 31, 77: metrum, i. e. the Sapphic metre (because Sappho was a native of Lesbos), Sid. Ep. 9, 13 in carm. 1.

— Lesbius, a, um, adj., = Λέσβιος, Lesbian: civis, i. e. Alcaeus, Hor. C. 1, 32, 5: plectrum, i. e. Alcaic, id. ib. 1, 26, 11: pes, i. e. a lyric poem, id. ib. 4, 6, 35: Lesbia vates, i. e. Sappho, Ov. Tr. 3, 7, 20: vinum, Plin. 14, 7, 9, § 73; Gell. 13, 5; Prop. 1, 14, 2; Hor. Epod. 9, 34: marmor, Plin. 36, 6, 5, § 44.

—Also absol.: Lesbium, i, n., Lesbian wine, Hor. C. 1, 17, 21: Lesbium genus vasis caelati a Lesbis inventum, Paul. ex Fest. p. 115 Mull.

—* Lesbōus, a, um, adj., Lesbian: nec Polyhymnia Lesboum refugit tendere barbiton, the Lesbian lyre, i. e. lyric songs (like those of Alcaeus and Sappho), Hor. C. 1, 1, 34.

— Lesbi-as, adis, f., = Λεσβιάς, a Lesbian woman: Lesbiadum turba, Ov. H. 15, 16: Lesbias, a precious stone found in Lesbos, Plin. 37, 10, 62, § 171 (al. Lesbia).

— Lesbis, idis, adj. f., = Λεσβίς, Lesbian: Lesbida cum domino seu tulit ille lyram, i. e. of Arion the Lesbian poet, Ov. F. 2, 82: Lesbi puella, vale, id. H. 15, 100.

—Subst., a Lesbian woman: Lesbides, Ov. H. 15, 199.
 
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