Definition of tripus
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LNS
tripūs, tripodis
tripus
τρίπους,
noun (m., 3rd mixed I-stem declension)
  1. a three-footed seat, a tripod
  2. the tripod of Pythia, the priestess of Apollo, at Delphi
  3. The oracle at Delphi
  4. An oracle
Abbreviations
tripūs, podis (abl. tripodi, Lucr. 1, 739), m., = τρίπους, a three-footed seat, a tripod. In gen.: donarem tripodas, praemia fortium Graiorum, Hor. C. 4, 8, 3; Verg. A. 5, 110; Sid. Ep. 4, 24; Sulp. Sev. Dial. 2, 1.

— In partic. Lit., the tripod of Pythia, the priestess of Apollo, at Delphi, Cic. N. D. 3, 16, 42; Verg. A. 3, 360; Ov. A. A. 3, 789; Luc. 5, 121; Sen. Med. 86.

— Transf. The oracle at Delphi: mittitur ad tripodas, Ov. F. 3, 855.

— An oracle, in gen.: salve, prisca fides tripodum, Stat. Th. 1, 509; Val. Fl. 1, 544; Sen. Med. 785.
 
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