Definition of Nilus
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LNS
Nīlus, Nīlī
Nilus
Νεῖλος
noun (m., 3rd Greek declension)
  1. The river Nile, celebrated for its annual overflow
  2. the god of the Nile, Nilus, father of the Egyptian Hercules
  3. a canal, conduit, aqueduct
Abbreviations
Nīlus, i, m., = Νεῖλος. The river Nile, celebrated for its annual overflow, Lucr. 6, 712 sq.; Cic. N. D. 2, 52, 130; id. Rep. 6, 18, 19; Sen. Q. N. 4, 2; Plin. 5, 9, 10, § 51; 18, 8, 47, § 167; Vitr. 8, 2, 6; Mart. Cap. 6, § 676; Luc. 10, 199 et saep.

—It flows through seven mouths into the sea, Juv. 13, 26; cf. Ov. M. 5, 187; 1, 422.

— Also personified, the god of the Nile, Nilus, father of the Egyptian Hercules, Cic. N. D. 3, 16, 42; cf. id. ib. 3, 23, 58 sq.

— Transf., a canal, conduit, aqueduct: piscina et nilus, Cic. Q. Fr. 3, 9, 7: ductus vero aquarum, quos isti nilos et euripos vocant, id. Leg. 2, 1, 2.

—Hence, Nī-liacus, a, um, adj., of or belonging to the Nile: fontes, Luc. 10, 192: gurges, id. 9, 1023: fera, the crocodile, Mart. 5, 65, 14; cf. crocodilus, id. 3, 93, 7: holus, the colocasia, id. 13, 57, 1.

— Transf., Egyptian: Niliacis carmina lusa modis, Ov. A. A. 3, 318: amor, an Egyptian amour, i. e. with Cleopatra, Luc. 10, 80: tyrannus, id. 8, 281: plebs, Juv. 1, 26: pecus, i. e. Apis, Stat. Th. 3, 478: juvenca, Io or Isis. Mart. 8, 81, 2: lens, id. 13, 9, 1.

— Nīlicola, ae, m., a dweller on the Nile, an Egyptian, Prud. ap. Symm. 2, 439.

— Nīligena, ae, comm., one born on the banks of the Nile, an Egyptian, Macr. S. 1, 16, 37: Niligenūm deūm, v. l. Verg. A. 8, 698 (cf. Lachm. ap. Lucr. 5, 440).

— Nīlōticus, a, um, adj., of the Nile: Nilotica tellus, Mart. 6, 80, 1: rura, Luc. 9, 130: aqua, Sen. Q. N. 3, 25, 11.

— Nīlō-tis, idis, f. adj., of or from the Nile, Egyptian: Nilotis acus, Luc. 10, 142: tunica, Mart. 10, 6, 7: aqua, Sid. Ep. 8, 12.
 
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