Definition of Lucrinus, Lucrinus
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LNS
Lūcrīnus, Lūcrīna, Lūcrīnum
(Lucrīnus, Lucrīna, Lucrīnum)
Lucrinus
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. of or belonging to Lake Lucrinus, Lucrine
Abbreviations
Lū^crīnus, i, m., with or without lacus, the Lucrine Lake, on the coast of Campania, in the neighborhood of Baiae (now Lago Lucrino), Mel. 2, 4, 9; Cic. Att. 4, 16, 1; Hor. C. 2, 15, 3. Caesar, or, acc. to Suetonius, Augustus, connected it with Lake Avernus, and threw up dikes to ward off the waves of the sea: Lucrinoque addita claustra, Verg. G. 2, 161; cf. Suet. Aug. 16; Tac. A. 14, 5. The surrounding scenery was celebrated for its beauty: dum nos blanda tenent lascivi stagna Lucrini, Mart. 4, 57, 1: hic mihi Baiani colles mollisque Lucrinus, id. 6, 43, 5.

—Hence, Lū^-crīnus, a, um, adj., of or belonging to Lake Lucrinus, Lucrine: aqua, the Lucrine Lake, Prop. 1, 11, 10: ostrea Lucrina, the Lucrine oysters, celebrated for their delicious flavor, Plin. 9, 54, 79, ยง 168; cf.: Lucrinum ad saxum ... ostrea, Juv. 4, 141; called also Lucrina conchylia, Hor. Epod. 2, 49; and absol.: Lū^crīna, ōrum, n., Mart. 6, 11, 5; 12, 48, 4.

—Near the lake was a temple of Venus; hence: Lucrina Venus, Stat. S. 3, 1, 150.

— Lū^crīnensis, e, adj., Lucrine: res Puteolanae et Lucrinenses, i. e. oysters, Cic. Att. 4, 10, 1.
 
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