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Colchis

τύμβος, ὦ νυμφεῖον, ὦ κατασκαφής οἴκησις αἰείφρουρος, οἷ πορεύομαι πρὸς τοὺς ἐμαυτῆς -> Tomb, bridal chamber, eternal prison in the caverned rock, whither I go to find mine own.
Sophocles, Antigone, 883

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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Κολχίς, -ίδος, ἡ.

A Colchian: Κόλχος, ὁ.

Colchian, adj.: Κολχικός. Fem. adj., Κολχίς, -ίδος.

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

Colchĭs: ĭdis (ĭdŏs, Val. Fl. 2, 423; 5, 202), f., = Κολχίς,
I a province in Asia, east of the Black Sea, celebrated on account of the golden fleece and Medea; now Mingrelia; acc. Colchida, Mel. 2, 3, 6; Plin. 2, 103, 106, § 226; Val. Fl. 5, 505 al.—
II Hence,
   A Colchis, ĭdis, f. adj., Colchian: gens, Val. Fl. 3, 418; and subst., a Colchian woman, κατ ἐξοχήν = Medea, Hor. Epod. 16, 58; Prop. 2 (3), 34, 8; Ov. M. 7, 301; 7, 348; acc. Gr. Colchida, Prop. 2 (3), 21, 11; voc. Colchĭ, Ov. R. Am. 262; abl. Colchide, id. M. 7, 331; Juv. 6, 643.—
   B Colchus, a, um, Colchian: litora, Ov. M. 13, 24: domus, id. F. 3, 876: venena, i. e. of Medea, id. M. 7, 394: rhombus, i. e. magical, enchanting, Mart. 12, 57, 17.—Subst.: Col-chus, i, m., a Colchian, Hor. A. P. 118; and in plur.: Colchi, ōrum, the Colchians, Plin. 6, 4, 4, § 12; Cic. N. D. 3, 21, 54; id. Att. 9, 9, 2; meton. for Colchis, Mel. 1, 19, 2; Hor. C. 4, 4, 63.—
   C Colchĭcus, a, um, Colchian: venena, of Medea, Hor. Epod. 17, 35; cf. the preced.—Subst.: col-chĭcum, i, n., a plant with a poisonous root: Colcbicum auctumnale, Linn.; Plin. 28, 9, 33, § 129.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

Colchis,¹³ ĭdis et ĭdos, f., Colchide [région de l’Asie Mineure où était la Toison d’Or] : Val. Flacc. 2, 423 || Colchis, idis, adj. f., de Colchide : Stat. Th. 3, 418 || femme de Colchide = Médée : Hor. Epo. 16, 56.