Definition of naxium
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LNS
naxium, naxiī
Naxius
noun (n., 2nd declension)
  1. a Naxian whetstone
  2. An ancient city of Sicily, destroyed by Dionysius. On or near its site Tauromenium was built
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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