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Acanthus

Acanthus. (Gr. M.) Einer der Brüder der Acanthis.

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1. † ăcanthus, i, m., = ἄκανθος.

I. The plant bear’s-breech, bear’s-foot, or brankursine: Acanthus mollis, Linn.; Verg. E. 3, 45; 4, 20; id. G. 4, 123; id. A. 1, 649; Plin. 22, 22, 34, § 76 al.
II. Fem., a thorny evergreen tree of Egypt, Verg. G. 2, 119; Vell. 2, 56, 2; Plin. 24, 12, 66 sq.

2. Ăcanthus, i, f., = Ἄκανθος, a town of Macedonia, now Erisso, Liv. 31, 45 fin.; Mel. 2, 2, 9; Plin. 4, 10, 17, § 38.

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