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Cos

Μὴ φῦναι τὸν ἅπαντα νικᾷ λόγον -> Not to be born is, past all prizing, best.
Sophocles, Oedipus Coloneus l. 1225

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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Κῶς, Κῶ, ἡ.

Of Cos, adj.: Κῷος.

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

Cōs: or Cŏus (Cō̆ŏs), i, f., = Κῶς or Κόως,
I one of the Sporadic Islands in the Myrtoan Sea, on the coast of Caria, celebrated for the cultivation of the vine and for weaving; the birthplace of Hippocrates, Apelles, and Philetas, now Stanco.; nom. Cos, Varr. Fragm. p. 363 Bip.; Mel. 2, 7, 4; Plin. 5, 31, 36, § 135 al.: Cous, Liv. 37, 16, 2. —Acc. Coum, Curt. 3, 1, 19 Zumpt N. cr.; Plin. 2, 108, 112, § 245; Tac. A. 2, 75.—Abl. Coo, Cic. Att. 9, 9, 2; Plin. 13, 1, 2, § 5; Stat. S. 1, 2, 252: Co, Plin. 11, 23, 27, § 77; Quint. 8, 6, 7 (but in the last two pass. with the var. lect. Coo).—Hence,
II Cōus, a, um, adj., = Κῶος, of Cos, Coan: insula, Varr. R. R. 2, prooem. § 4: litus, Luc. 8, 246: vinum, Plin. 14, 8, 10, § 79: uva, id. 15, 17, 18, § 66: vestis, Prop. 1, 2, 2; 2, 1, 6: purpurae, Hor. C. 4, 13, 13; cf. Prop. 4 (5), 5, 23: artifex, i. e. Apelles, Ov. P. 4, 1, 29.—Hence, also: Venus, a celebrated picture of her by Apelles, Cic. Or. 2, 5; id. Div. 1, 13, 23: senior, i. e. Hippocrates, Marc. Emp. Carm. 5: poëta, Philetas, Ov. A. A. 3, 329; cf. Prop. 3 (4), 1, 1; and absol., Ov. R. Am. 760.—
   B Subst.,
   1    Cōum, i, n. (sc. vinum), Coan wine, Hor. S. 2, 4, 29; Pers. 5, 135.—
   2    Cōa, ōrum, n., Coan garments, Hor. S. 1, 2, 101; Ov. A. A. 2, 298.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

(3) Cōs, v. Coos.

Latin > German (Georges)

(2) Cōs2, eine Insel, s. Coos.