Definition of Tritonius
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LNS
Trītōnius, Trītōnia, Trītōnium
Triton
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. of or belonging to Lake Triton
Abbreviations
Trītōn, ōnis or ōnos, m., = Τρίτων. Lit., a son of Neptune and the nymph Salacia, a sea-god, who, at the bidding of Neptune, blows through a shell to calm or rouse the sea, Ov. M. 2, 8; 1, 333 sq.; 13, 919; Cic. N. D. 1, 28, 78; 2, 35, 89; Luc. 9, 348; Hyg. Astr. 2, 23 fin.

—Plur.: Tritones, sea-gods that serve the other gods, Verg. A. 5, 824; Plin. 36, 5, 4, § 26.

— Transf. A humorous designation of a lover of fish-ponds: piscinarum Tritones, qs. fish-pond gods, Cic. Att. 2, 9, 1.

— A sea-fish of the genus pelamides, Plin. 32, 11, 53, § 144.

— The name of a ship, Verg. A. 10, 209.

— A river and lake in Africa, near the Lesser Syrtis, where, according to Egypto-Grecian fables, Minerva was born, Mel. 1, 7, 4; Luc. 9, 347; Stat. Th. 2, 722; Claud. IV. Cons. Hon. 36; Sid. Carm. 15, 5.

—Hence, Trītōnius, a, um, adj., of or belonging to Lake Triton, Tritonian: Pallas, Verg. A. 5, 704; also, virgo, id. ib. 11, 483; more freq., absol.: Trītō-nia, ae, f., Minerva, Verg. A. 2, 171; Ov. M. 2, 783; 5, 250; 5, 270; 6, 1; id. F. 6, 655 et saep.

—Also, Trītōnida, ae, Mart. Cap. 9, § 893.

— Trītōniacus, a, um, adj., Tritonian: palus, a miry sea near Pallene, in Macedonia, Ov. M. 15, 358: harundo, i. e. the tibia invented by Pallas, id. ib. 6, 384.

— Trītōnis, idis or idos, f. adj., of or belonging to Lake Triton; or, transf., to Pallas, Palladian: palus, Lake Triton, Sil. 3, 322: Pallas, Lucr. 6, 750: arx, the citadel of Pallas, i. e. Athens, Ov. M. 2, 794: urbs, id. ib. 5, 645: pinus, i. e. the ship Argo, built at the suggestion of Pallas, id. H. 6, 47.

—As subst.: Trītōnis, idis or idos, f. Lake Triton, Sil. 9, 297; Stat. Th. 7, 185.

— Pallas, Verg. A. 2, 226; Ov. M. 3, 127; 8, 547: Tritonide fertiles Athenae, i. e. the olive-tree planted by Pallas, Stat. S. 2, 7, 28.
 
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