Definition of Tartarum
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Orthography ID = 2058686
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LNS
Tartarum, Tartarī
Tartarus, Tartaros, Tartara
Τάρταρος,
Mostly Plural
noun (n., 2nd declension)
  1. the infernal regions
  2. Tartarus
Abbreviations
Tartarus or -os, i, m., in plur. (on prosodial grounds): Tartara, ōrum, n., = Τάρταρος, plur. Τάρταρα, the infernal regions, Tartarus (poet.; in prose, inferi); sing., Lucr. 3, 1012; Verg. A. 6, 577; Hor. C. 3, 7, 17; Stat. S. 2, 7, 116; plur., Lucr. 3, 42; 3, 966; 5, 1126; Verg. A. 4, 243; 6, 135; Hor. C. 1, 28, 10; Ov. M. 1, 113; 5, 371; 5, 423; 10, 21 et saep. al.

—Personified: Tartarus pater, i. e. Pluto, Val. Fl. 4, 258.

—Hence, Tartareus, a, um, adj., of or belonging to the infernal regions, Tartarean, infernal: tenebrica plaga, Cic. poet. Tusc. 2, 9, 22: antrum, i. e. the infernal regions, Luc. 6, 712: umbrae, Ov. M. 6, 676; 12, 257: custos, i. e. Cerberus, Verg. A. 6, 395: Acheron, id. ib. 6, 295: Phlegethon, id. ib. 6, 551: sorores, i. e. the Furies, id. ib. 7, 328; Stat. Th. 5, 66; hence, vox Alectus, Verg. A. 7, 514.

— Tartarinus, a, um, adj., Tartarean, infernal; poet. for horrid, terrible: Tartarino cum dixit Ennius, horrendo et terribili Verrius vult accipi, a Tartaro, qui locus apud inferos, Fest. p. 359 Mull.: corpore Tartarino prognata Paluda virago, Enn. ap. Varr. L. L. 7, 37 ib.

—Trop.: delator, Amm. 15, 6, 1.
 
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