Definition of Taenarum, Taenaron
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LNS
Taenarum, Taenarī
(Taenaron, -)
Taenarus, Taenaros, Taenarum, Taenaron
Ταίναρος
noun (n., 3rd Greek declension)
  1. a promontory and town in Laconia
  2. on the promontory
  3. was a temple of Neptune, and near it a cavern, the fabled entrance to the infernal regions
  4. it was also famous for its black marble
  5. the infernal regions
Abbreviations
Taenarus (-os), i, comm., and Tae-narum (-on), i, n., = Ταίναρος and Ταίναρον, a promontory and town in Laconia; on the promontory (now Cape Matapan) was a temple of Neptune, and near it a cavern, the fabled entrance to the infernal regions; it was also famous for its black marble, Mel. 2, 3, 8; Plin. 4, 5, 8, § 16; Liv. Andron. ap. Fest. p. 181 Mull. (Trag. Rel. p. 4 Rib.); Sen. Herc. Fur. 662; Luc. 9, 36; Stat. Th. 2, 32 sq.; Tib. 3, 3, 14; Serv. Verg. G. 4, 467.

— Poet., for the infernal regions: invisi horrida Taenari Sedes, Hor. C. 1, 34, 10; Sen. Troad. 402.

—Hence, Taenarius, a, um, adj., of or belonging to Taenarus, Taenarian; poet. also = Laconian, Spartan: litus, Plin. 9, 8, 8, § 28 (Jahn: Taenarum in litus): humus, Ov. H. 15 (16), 274: columnae, of Taenarian marble, Prop. 3 (4), 1, 49; so, lapis, Plin. 36, 18, 29, § 135: deus, i. e. Neptune, Prop. 1, 13, 22: Taenariae fauces, alta ostia Ditis, i. e. the entrance of the infernal regions, Verg. G. 4, 467; so, fauces, Luc. 6, 648: porta, Ov. M. 10, 13; cf. vallis, the infernal regions, id. F. 4, 612: currus, i. e. of Pluto, Claud. Rapt. Pros. 1, 2: Eurotas, Laconian, Spartan, Ov. M. 2, 247: marita, i. e. Helen, id. H. 13, 45.

— Taenarides, ae, m., the Taenarian; poet. for the Laconian, i. e. Hyacinthus, Ov. M. 10, 183.

— Taenaris, idis, adj. f., Taenarian; poet. for Laconian, Spartan: ora, Ov. H. 17, 6: terra, id. ib. 16, 30.
 
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