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acte

1. actē, ēs, f., = ἀκτῆ, a plant, perh. = ebulum, Plin. 26, 11, 73, § 120; Ap. Herb. 91. 2. Actē, ēs, f., = Ἀκτή.

I. Lit., coastland or maritime country; hence, the earlier name for Attica, the province of Middle Greece, in which Athens was situated, Plin. 4, 7, 11; Gell. 14, 6.
II. One of the Horae, Hyg. F. 183.
III. A concubine of Nero, Suet. Ner. 28; Tac. A. 13, 12; Inscr. Orell. 735; 2885.

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