Definition of Piraceus, trisyll, Piraeus
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LNS
Pīraceus, Pīraceī
(trisyll, trisylī)
(Pīraeus, Pīraeī)
Piraceus, trisyll, Piraeus, Piraea
Πειραιεύς
noun (m., 3rd Greek declension)
  1. the celebrated port of Athens, about five Roman miles from the city, with which it was connected by long walls
  2. the Piraeus, Porto Dracone or Porto Leone
Abbreviations
Pīraceus (trisyll.) and Pīraeus, i, m., = Πειραιεύς; also Pīraea, ōrum, n. (poet.), the celebrated port of Athens, about five Roman miles from the city, with which it was connected by long walls; the Piraeus, now Porto Dracone or Porto Leone: In Piraeea cum exissem, Cic. Att. 6, 9, 1: venio ad Piraeea: in quo magis reprehendendus sum, quod homo Romanus Piraeea scripserim, non Piraeeum (sic enim omnes nostri locuti sunt), quam in quod addiderim: non enim hoc ut oppido praeposui, sed ut loco ... Secutus sum Terentium (Eun. 3, 4, 1): heri aliquot adulescentuli coimus in Piraeeum, Cic. Att. 7, 3, 10: curre in Piraeum, Plaut. Trin. 4, 4, 11: ex Piraeeo abire, Ter. Eun. 2, 2, 59: Piraeeus ille magnificus, Cic. Rep. 3, 32, 44; id. Brut. 13, 51: e litoribus Piraei, Cat. 64, 74: Piraeeus et Phalera portuus, Plin. 4, 7, 11, § 24; Vell. 2, 23, 3.

— In neutr.: Sunion expositum Piraeaque tuta recessu Linquit, Ov. F. 4, 563.

—Hence, Pīraeus, a, um, adj., of or belonging to the Piraeus, Piraean: Piraea litora, Ov. M. 6, 446: litus, Sil. 13, 754: portus, Prop. 3 (4), 21, 23.
 
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