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Lewis : Canopus

Canopus, Cănōpus, i, m., = Κάνωβος, rarely Κάνωπος ; cf. Quint. 1, 5, 13. An islandtown in Lower Egypt, on the western mouth of the Nile; acc. to the fable, named after the pilot of Menelaus, who died there: Canopus (Canobus in Serv. ad Verg. G. 4, 287), Mel. 2, 7, 6; Plin. 5, 31, 34, § 128; Tac. A. 2, 60: famosus, i. e. notorious for its luxury, Juv. 15, 46; cf. id. 1, 26; 6, 84; Sen. Ep. 37, 3.

Meton., Lower Egypt; cf. Prop. 3 (4), 11, 39; Verg. G. 4, 287 Heyne.—Also the whole of Egypt, Luc. 10, 64.

Derivv. Cănōpĭcus, a, um, adj., of Canopus: Nili ostium, Mel. 1, 9, 9; 2, 7, 6; Plin. 5, 10, 11, § 62 sq.; 5, 31, 34, § 128: arbor, id. 12, 24, 51, § 109.

Cănōpēus (four syll.), a, um, adj., of Canopus: litora, Cat. 66, 58.

Cănōpītis, e, the same: collyrium, Cels. 6, 6.

Cănōpītānus, a, um, the same: ostium, Sol. 31.

Subst.: Cănō-pītae, ārum, m., the inhabitants of Canopus, Cic. ap. Quint. 1, 5, 13.