Definition of Lycaonius
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LNS
Lycāonius, Lycāonia, Lycāonium
Lycaon
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. of or belonging to Lycaon, Lycaonian
  2. the northern sky
Abbreviations
Lycāon, onis, m., = Λυκάων, a king of Arcadia, father of Callisto, whom Jupiter, because he had defiled his altar with human sacrifices, turned into a wolf; acc. to Ovid, because he had tried to murder Jupiter himself, who was his guest, Ov. M. 1, 198; Hyg. Fab. 176 sq.; Cic. Fam. 3, 10, 10; acc. Lycaona, id. ib. 2, 526.

— His grandson, also called Arcas, Ov. F. 6, 225.

—Hence, Lycāonius, a, um, adj., of or belonging to Lycaon, Lycaonian: mensa, Ov. Ib. 433: parens, i. e. Callisto, id. M. 2, 496; cf. Cat. 66, 66: Arctos, i. e. Callisto as the constellation of the Bear, Ov. F. 3, 793; 6, 235.

—Hence, axis, the northern sky, where the constellation of the Bear is situated, Ov. Tr. 3, 2, 2.

— Lycāonis, idis, f., the daughter of Lycaon, i. e. Callisto, Ov. F. 2, 173.
 
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