Definition of Naicus
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LNS
Nāicus, Nāica, Nāicum
Naias
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. of the Naids, proceeding from the Naids
Abbreviations
Nāias, adis, and more freq. Nāis, idis and idos (plur. idas), f., = Ναϊάς and Ναἱς (floating, swimming, that is in the water), a water-nymph, Naiad: illum fontana petebant Numina, Naiades, Ov. M. 14, 328: Aegle Naiadum pulcherrima, Verg. E. 6, 21: Nais Amalthēa, Ov. F. 5, 115.

—Poet. of mixing wine with water: Naida Bacchus amat, Tib. 3, 6, 57.

—Adj.: puellae Naides, Verg. E. 10, 10.

— Transf., in gen., a nymph (Hamadryad, Nereid): Naida vulneribus succidit in arbore factis, Ov. F. 4, 231: inter Hamadryadas celeberrima Naias, id. M. 1, 691: Naides aequoreae, id. ib. 14, 557.

— The surname probably of a freedwoman: Servilia Nais, Suet. Ner. 3.

Hence, Nāicus, a, um, adj., of the Naids, proceeding from the Naids: dona, Prop. 2, 32, 40.

— As subst.: Nāicus, i, m., a Roman surname, Inscr. Grut. 241, col. 2.

— In fem.: ‡ Nāicē, Inscr. Fabr. p. 650, n. 433.
 
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