Definition of Lydus
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Orthography ID = 2033872
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LNS
Lȳdus, Lȳdī
Lydus
Mostly Plural
noun (m., 2nd declension)
    Abbreviations
    Lȳdia, ae, f., = Λυδία, a country in Asia Minor, the capital of which was Sardis, the fabled original land of the Etruscans, Plin. 5, 29, 30, § 110; Varr. R. R. 3, 17, 4; Cic. Fl. 27, 65; Liv. 38, 39, 16 et saep.

    —Hence, Lȳdius, a, um, adj. Lydian: regna, of Gyges, Tib. 4, 1, 199: aurifer amnis, i. e. Pactolus, id. 3, 3, 29: mitra, Prop. 3, 15 (4, 16), 30: pensa, which Omphale gave to Hercules, Mart. 9, 66, 11: nurus, i. e. Omphale, Sen. Oet. 371: sil. Plin. 33, 13, 56, § 160: lapis, a touchstone (at first found only on the Tmolus), id. 33, 8, 43, § 126: moduli, id. 7, 56, 57, § 204.

    — Subst.: Lydion, i, n., a kind of brick, Plin. 35, 14, 49, § 171.

    — Transf. Etruscan: Lydius fluvius, i. e. the Tiber, Verg. A. 2, 781: ripa, the right bank of the Tiber, Stat. S. 4, 4, 6: stagna, the Trasimene Lake, Sil. 9, 11.

    —(Lydii, false read. for ludii; v. ludius).

    — Rhaetian (because the Rhaetians were descended from the Etruscans, the descendants of the Lydians): undae, the Lake Benacus, Cat. 31, 13.

    — Lȳdus, a, um, adj., Lydian: Lydus servus, Cic. Fl. 27, 65: puella, i. e. Omphale, Ov. F. 2, 365: Lydae pondera gazae (i. e. aurum Pactoli), Stat. S. 5, 1, 60: nurus, Val. Fl. 4, 369.

    — Transf., Etrurian, Etruscan.

    — As subst.: Lȳdi, ōrum, m.: Lydorum manus, a band of Etruscans, Verg. A. 9, 11.
     
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