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Camena

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Plutarch, Apophthegmata Laconica 225C12

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

Cămēna: (not Cămoena), ae, f. (old form Casmēna, acc. to Varr. L. L. 7, § 27 Müll.; Paul. ex Fest. s. v. dusmoso, p. 67 ib., and pesnis, p. 205 ib.) root kas-, sing, whence carmen, pure Lat. (perh. Ital.) name of the Gr. Μοῦσα,
I a Muse (freq. in Hor., not in Lucr.), Liv. And. ap. Gell. 18, 9, 5: acceptus novem Camenis, Hor. C. S. 62: amant alterna Camenae, Verg. E. 3, 59 (cf. id. ib. 7, 19); Hor. C. 3, 4, 21; id. S. 1, 10, 45, id. Ep. 1, 19, 5, id. A. P 275; Prop. 3 (4), 10, 1; Ov M. 14, 434; 15, 482; Plin. H.N praef. § 1; Pers. 5, 21 al.: Graiae, Hor. C. 2, 16, 38; Col. 2, 2, 7.—Numa devoted a grove to the Muses in the vicinity of Rome before the Porta Capena, Liv. 1, 21, 3; Vitr 8, 3, 1.—They had also, probably in the same place, a temple, Plin. 34, 5, 10, § 19.—
   B Meton., poetry, a poem, song: summā dicende Camenā, Hor. Ep. 1, 1, 1; id. C. 1, 12, 39; 4, 9, 8; Ov. P 4, 13, 33; Tib. 4, 1, 24; 4, 1, 191; 4, 7, 3.—
II Deriv: Cămēnālis, e, adj., of or relating to the Muses (post-class.): Hippocrene, Avien. Phaen. Arat. 495. modi, Sid. Ep. 3, 3: familia, Symm. Ep. 1, 53.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

Cămēna,¹¹ æ, f., surtout au pl. -næ, ārum, Camènes [nymphes aux chants prophétiques, plus tard identifiées avec les Muses] ; Muses : Liv. 1, 21, 3 ; Ov. M. 15, 482 ; F. 3, 275 ; Virg. B. 3, 59 || [fig.] poésie, poème, chant : Hor. O. 1, 12, 39 || -nālis, e, des muses : Avien. Phæn. 496. anc. forme Casmena : Varro L. 7, 26 ; P. Fest. 205 ; 67.

Latin > German (Georges)

Camēna (richtiger als Camoena), ae, f. (v. cano, eig. Carmena, dann archaist. Casmena, Enn. ann. 2; vgl. Varr. LL. 7, 26. Fest. 205, 14. Paul. ex Fest. 43, 16 u. 67, 9), die weissagende Sängerin, die Kamene, gew. Plur., weissagende Quellnymphen u. Geburtsgöttinnen, später mit den griech. Μοῦσαι identifiziert, Musen, Hor. carm. saec. 62. Verg. ecl. 3, 59: C. Graiae, Hor. carm. 2, 16, 38: Camenis (Numa) eum lucum sacravit, Hain vor der Porta Kapena, Liv. 1, 21, 3; vgl. uti nec fontalis ab Camenis (Quellwasser aus dem Hain der K.) nec Marcia saliens desideretur, Vitr. 8, 3, 1: Camenarum aedes, viell. in diesem Hain, Plin. 34, 19. – meton. = Dichtung, Gedicht, Hor. carm. 1, 12, 39; ep. 1, 1, 1. Tibull. 4, 1, 24. – Dav. Camēnālis, e, zu den Kamenen (Musen) gehörig, Avien. u.a.

Latin > English

Camena Camenae N F :: Muse; poetry; poem (L+S); song; (pl.) Latin goddesses of poetry (Cas)