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Perseus

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English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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Περσεύς, -έως, ὁ, or say, son of Danae.

Descendants of Perseus: Περσεῖδαι, οἱ.

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

Persēus: a, um,
I
v. the preced. art., I. B. 1.
Perseus: ĕi and ĕos (acc., Persea, Ov. M. 4, 610), m., = Περσεύς.
I Son of Jupiter and Danăē, abandoned by his grandfather Acrisius, but rescued and brought up by Polydectes, king of Seriphus. When grown up, he undertook, at the instigation of Polydectes, an expedition against the islands of the Gorgons, and received from Vulcan a sickle-shaped sword, from Mercury winged shoes, and from Minerva a shield and the flying horse Pegasus. Thus armed, he killed and cut off the head of Medusa, whose look turned every thing into stone. On his way back, he, by means of it, turned into stone a sea-monster to which Andromeda, the daughter of Cepheus, was exposed, and married her. Their son Perses became the progenitor of the Persians. After his death, Perseus was placed among the constellations, Ov. M. 4, 609 sq.; Hyg. Fab. 64; 244; id. Astron. 12; Cic. N. D. 2, 44, 112; Prop. 2, 30 (3, 28), 4; 2, 28 (3, 24), 22; Serv. Verg. A. 4, 246.—
   B Hence,
   1    Per-sēus, a, um, adj., of or belonging to Perseus, Persean, Prop. 3 (4), 22, 8: Perseos alter in Argos scinditur, i. e. where Perseus's grandfather, Acrisius, reigned, Stat. Th. 1, 255: Persei culmina montis, the mountain where Perseus first mounted Pegasus, id. ib. 3, 633: Persea Tarsos, founded by Perseus, Luc. 3, 225: Babylon, id. 6, 449.—
   2    Per-sēïus, a, um, Persean: Perseia castra sequi, to fight in his army, Ov. M. 5, 128.—
II The last king of Macedonia, v. Perses, IV.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

Perseūs,¹³ ĕī ou ĕos, acc. ĕum ou ĕa, m. (Περσεύς),
1 Persée [fils de Jupiter et de Danaé, qui coupa la tête à Méduse] : Ov. M. 4, 610
2 c. Perses, roi de Macédoine : Liv. 31, 28 ; 39, 53 ; 40, 12, etc. || v. Persæus
3 Persée [constellation] : Cic. Nat. 2, 112 || -sēus, a, um (Περσεῖος), de Persée : Prop. 3, 22, 8 ; Stat. Th. 1, 255 || v. Persēĭus, a, um.

Latin > German (Georges)

(1) Persēus1, a, um, s. Persae.
(2) Persēus2, a, um, s. 1. Persēus(Περσεύς).
(3) Perseus3, eī u. eos, Akk. ea u. eum, m. (Περσεύς), I) Sohn Jupiters von der Danaë. Auf dem geflügelten Pferde Pegasus sitzend und mit den Flügelschuhen (talaria) Merkurs und dem Schilde der Pallas ausgerüstet, ritt er durch die Luft in das Reich der Medusa u. hieb mit dem sichelförmigen Schwerte ihr den Kopf ab; auf der Rückreise rettete er die Andromeda, die zum Fraße für ein Meerungeheuer an einen Felsen gebunden war, und bekam sie zur Gemahlin, Ov. met. 4, 610 sqq.; 5, 1 sqq.: nach seinem Tode als Gestirn an den Himmel versetzt, Cic. de nat. deor. 2, 112. – Dav.: A) Persēius, a, um (Περσήϊος), persëisch, des Perseus, Perseia castra sequi, es mit dem Perseus halten, auf der Seite des Perseus streiten, Ov. met. 5, 128. – B) Persēus, a, um (Περσειος), persëisch, des Perseus, Prop. u.a. – C) Persīdes, ae, m., Nachkomme des Perseus, Plur. Persidae, Titel einer Tragödie des Accius = Amphitruo, Acc. tr. 98 sq. p. 148 R.2 – II) = 1. Perses no. III, w. s.