Definition of Libs
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  1. A Libyan
  2. the south-west wind
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Libya (Libua, Plaut. Curc. 3, 76), ae, and Libyē, ēs, f., = Λιβύη, Libya, Plin. 5, 6, 6, § 39; Cic. N. D. 1, 36, 101: Graecus Aristippus, qui servos proicere aurum In media jussit Libya, Hor. S. 2, 3, 100.

— Transf., Africa.

—Form Libya: mundus ... premitur Libyae devexus in Austros. Verg. G. 1, 240; Juv. 11, 25.

—Form Libye: Libye torretur, Sil. 1, 194: tibi habe frumentum, O Libye, dum tubera mittas, Juv. 5, 119.

— Hence, Libycus, a, um, adj., = Λιβυκός, of Libya, Libyan: fines, Verg. A. 1, 339: cursus, id. ib. 6, 338: gentes, id. ib. 4, 320: lapilli, Numidian marble, Hor. Ep. 1, 10, 19: Libyca succensae lampade Cannae, the funeral pile on which Hannibal, after the battle of Cannae, caused the bodies of the slaughtered Romans to be burned, Luc. 7, 880: orbes, a table-top of citrus, Mart. 2, 43, 9: Libycus campus in agro Argeo (i. e. Argivo) appellatus, quod in eo primum fruges ex Libya allatae sunt. Quam ob causam etiam Ceres ab Argeis Libyssa vocata est, Paul. ex Fest. p. 121 Mull.

—Plur. subst.: Libyci, ōrum, m., the Libyans, Macr. S. 1, 17.

— Transf., African, Plaut. Cas. 3, 5, 16: mare Libycum, the Egyptian Sea, Plin. 5, 1, 1, § 1: fera, the lion, Ov. F. 5, 178: arenae, id. M. 4, 616: axis, the African sky, Afríca, Sen. Herc. Oet. 908: uvae, Col. 3, 2: crines, frizzly, woolly hair, Luc. 10, 129: pestes, i. e. snakes, id. 9, 805.

— Libys, yos and ys, and Libs, ibis, adj., = Λίβυς, Líbyan: Libys lectulus, of citrus, Verg. Cir. 440: mons, Stat. S. 4, 2, 27.

—Subst. Form Libys, yos, m., a Libyan: Africam initio habuere Gaetuli et Libyes, Sall. J. 18 init.: Cancro (subditus) Libys, Sen. Herc. Oet. 24.

— Form Libs. A Libyan, Sid. Carm. 9, 94.

— = Africus (sc. ventus), the south-west wind (acc. Liba), Plin. 2, 47, 46, § 119.

— Libyssus, a, um, adj., Libyan: Libyssa arena, Cat. 7, 3: gens, Sil. 8, 206: ficus, Col. 10, 418: Libyssa Ceres, a surname of Ceres among the Argives, Paul. ex Fest. p. 121 (v. the passage under Libycus).

— Libystīnus, a, um, adj., = Λιβυστῖνος, Libyan: montes Libystini, Cat. 60, 1: Apollo, a name given to Apollo by the Sicilians, because he had delivered them by a pestilence from an attack of the Carthaginians, Macr. S. 1, 17.

— Liby-stis, idis, f., = Λιβυστίς, Libyan: Libystis ursa, Verg. A. 5, 37.

— Libyus, a, um, adj., Libyan: Libya citrus, Varr. ap. Non. 86, 10: terra, Libya, Tac. A. 2, 60.
 
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