Definition of Lynceus
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LNS
Lyncēus, Lyncēa, Lyncēum
Lynceus
Λύγκειος
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. of Lynceus, Lyncean
  2. sharp-sighted
  3. Son of Thestius, and brother of Althaea, who was slain by Meleager
  4. One of the companions of Aeneas
  5. acc
Abbreviations
Lynceus (dissyl.), ei (gen. Lyncei, dissyl., Hor. S. 1, 2, 90 Orell. ad loc.; voc. Lynceu, Prop. 3, 32, 9), m., = Λυγκεύς, a Messenian, and one of the Argonauts, brother of Idas, and son of Aphareus, famed for the sharpness of his sight: non possis oculo quantum contendere Lynceus, Hor. Ep. 1, 1, 28: Lyncei oculi, id. S. 1, 2, 90; cf. Val. Fl. 1, 462; Hyg. Fab. 14; Val. Max. 1, 8, n. 14; Plin. 2, 17, 15, § 78; Ov. F. 5, 711; Prop. 2, 34 (3, 32), 9.

—Hence, Lyncēus, a, um, adj., = Λύγκειος, of Lynceus, Lyncean, Ov. F. 5, 709.

— Transf., sharp-sighted: quis est tam Lynceus, qui in tantis tenebris nihil offendat, Cic. Fam. 9, 2, 2.

— Lyncī-des, ae, m., a descendant of Lynceus, Ov. M. 5, 99; 4, 767.

— A son of Aegyptus, and husband of Hypermnestra, who alone was saved by his wife when all his brothers were put to death, Ov. H 14, 123; Hyg. Fab. 273.

— Son of Thestius, and brother of Althaea, who was slain by Meleager, Hyg. Fab. 173; 174.

— One of the companions of Aeneas; acc. Lyncea, Verg. A. 9, 768.
 
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