Definition of Naxos
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LNS
Naxos, Naxī
Naxos
Νάξος
noun (f., 3rd Greek declension)
  1. the isle of Naxos
  2. in the Aegean Sea, the largest of the Cyclades, famed for its wines, and for the abandonment there of Ariadne by Theseus
Abbreviations
Naxos, i, f., = Νάξος, the isle of Naxos (now Naxia, or Axia), in the Aegean Sea, the largest of the Cyclades, famed for its wines, and for the abandonment there of Ariadne by Theseus, Plin. 4, 12, 22, § 67; Verg. A. 3, 125; Ov. M. 3, 640; Prop. 3, 17 (4, 16), 27.

— Hence, Naxius, a, um, adj., Naxian: turba, Prop. 3, 17 (4, 16), 28: juncus, Plin. 21, 18, 69, § 115: ardor, Ariadne's crown, a constellation, Col. 10, 52: cos, = Ναξία ἀκόνη, a whetstone from Naxos, Plin. 36, 22, 47, § 164.

—Subst.: naxium, ii, n., a Naxian whetstone, Plin. 36, 7, 10, § 54; 37, 8, 32, § 109.

— An ancient city of Sicily, destroyed by Dionysius. On or near its site Tauromenium was built, Plin. 3, 8, 14, § 88.
 
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