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Lewis : Pontus

Pontus, Pontus, i, m., = Πόντος . Lit., the Black Sea, called in full Pontus Euxinus, Mel. 1, 1, 5; 1, 3, 1; Plin. 4, 12, 24, § 75; Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 58, § 129; id. Tusc. 1, 20, 45; 1, 39, 94; Val. Fl. 8, 180 al.

Transf., the region about the Black Sea: Medea ex eodem Ponto profugisse, Cic. Imp. Pomp. 9, 22; Ov. Tr. 5, 10, 1.

In partic., Pontus, a district in Asia Minor, between Bithynia and Armenia, the kingdom of Mithridates, afterwards a Roman province, Verg. G. 1, 58; Cic. Agr. 1, 2, 6; 2, 19, 5; id. Imp. Pomp. 3, 7; Vell. 2, 40, 1; Flor. 3, 6, 8 al.—Hence, Pontĭcus, a, um, adj., of or belonging to Pontus, Pontic: mare, Liv. 40, 21; Mel. 2, 1, 5; Flor. 3, 5, 18: terra, Ov. Tr. 1, 2, 94: populi, Mel. 1, 2, 6: pinus, Hor. C. 1, 14, 11: absinthium, Col. 12, 35: nuces, a kind of hazel-nuts, Plin. 15, 22, 24, § 88: mures, ermines, id. 8, 37, 55, § 132; 10, 73, 93, § 200: serpens, the dragon that watched the golden fleece, Juv. 14, 114: radix, rhubarb, Cels. 5, 23 fin.; also called Rha, Amm. 22, 8, 28: Ponticus genere, Vulg. Act. 18, 2.

As subst. Pontĭci, ōrum, m., the inhabitants of the province of Pontus, Flor. 3, 5, 12; 23.

Pontĭcum, i, n., = 2. Pontus, the Black Sea, Flor. 3, 6, 10.