Definition of Numidianus
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LNS
Numidiānus, Numidiāna, Numidiānum
Numidia
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. adj, Numidian
Abbreviations
Numida, ae, m., = Νομάς, a nomad: Arabia Numidarum, Vitr. 8, 3, 8 ( = Arabia Nomadum, Plin. 5, 16, 15, § 72): Numidas dicimus quos Graeci Νομάδας, sive quod id genus hominum pecoribus negotietur, sive quod herbis, ut pecora aluntur, Paul. ex Fest. p. 173 Mull.

— In partic., a Numidian; usually in the plur., Numi-dae, ārum, the Numidians, a people of Northern Africa, between Mauritania and the territory of Carthage, in the modern Algiers, Sall. J. 46, 3; 66, 2; 89, 7; Liv. 29, 31; 34; Verg. A. 4, 41; Hor. C. 3, 11, 47.

— Enslaved and used in Rome as mounted attendants and messengers, Sen. Ep. 87, 8; 123, 6; Tac. H. 2, 40; Inscr. Orell. 2877: Numidarum columnae, i. e. of Numidian marble, Juv. 7, 182.

—In gen. plur.: Numidūm gentes, Mart. 12, 26, 6.

—In sing.: Numida, Sall. J. 12, 4.

— As adj., of or belonging to the Numidians, Numidian: Numidae jaculatores, Liv. 28, 11; Numidae leones, Ov. A. A. 2, 183; Numida dens, i. e. ivory, id. P. 4, 9, 28: ursos figebat Numidas, Juv. 4, 100.

— A Roman surname: Plotius Numida, Hor. C. 1, 36.

— Hence, Numidia, ae, f., the country of Numidia, Mel. 1, 6, 1; Plin. 5, 3, 2, § 22; Sall. J. 8, 1; 13, 2; 16, 5; Col. 3, 12, 6 et saep.

Whence, Numidiānus, a, um, adj, Numidian, Plin. 15, 15, 16, § 55.

— Numi-dicus, a, um, adj., Numidian: equi Numidici, Liv. 30, 6: scuta, Sall. J. 94, 1: cedri, Plin. 16, 40, 79, § 216: gallina, Col. 8, 2, 2; called also Numidicae aves, Plin. 10, 48, 67, § 132: marmor, called also Libycum, Poenum, id. 5, 3, 2, § 22; 36, 6, 8, § 49; Sen. Ep. 86, 6: Numidicus, a surname of Q. Caecilius Metellus, bestowed on him for his victory over Jugurtha, Vell. 2, 11, 2; Aur. Vict. Vir. Ill. 62, 1.
 
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