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Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

cymba: (cumba), ae, f., = κύμβη,
I a boat, skiff, first used by the Phœnicians, Plin. 7, 55, 57, § 208; Afran. in Non. p. 535, 31; Cic. Off. 3, 14, 59; Ov. M. 1, 293; id. F. 6, 777 al.—In partic., the boat of Charon which transported the dead, Verg. A. 6, 303; Hor. C. 2, 3, 28; Prop. 3 (4), 18, 24; Stat. S. 2, 1, 186.—
II Trop.: non est ingenii cymba gravanda tui, i. e. meddle not with themes above your powers, Prop. 3, 3 (4, 2), 22; cf. Ov. A. A. 3, 26; Quint. 12, 10, 37.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

cymba¹¹ (cumba), æ, f. (κύμβη), barque, canot, esquif, nacelle : Cic. Off. 3, 58 ; [fig.] Prop. 3, 3, 22 ; Ov. || carène, partie du navire qui plonge dans l’eau : Isid. Orig. 19, 2, 1 ; Gloss. Plac.

Latin > German (Georges)

cymba (cumba), ae, f. (κύμβη), der Kahn, Nachen, die Gondel, I) eig., Cic. de off. 3, 58 u. 59. Verg. georg. 4, 195. Ov. met. 1, 293 u. am. 3, 6, 4. Auson. Mos. 216: cumba piscatoria, Afran. com. 138: cumbae leves, Liv. 26, 45, 7. – bes. des Charon, in dem er die Schatten überfährt, Verg. Aen. 6, 303. Hor. carm. 2, 3, 28. Prop. 3, 18, 24. Petron. poët. 121. v. 118. Apul. met. 6, 18. Carm. epigr. 1549, 3. – II) übtr.: c. ingenii, Prop. 3, 3, 22; vgl. Ov. art. am. 3, 26. Quint. 12, 10, 37. – / Die Schreibung cumba fast überall in den besten Hdschrn. u. jetzt in den besten Ausgg.; vgl. Ribbeck Prolegg. ad Verg. p. 452. Hildebr. Apul. met. 6, 18. p. 457 a.

Latin > English

cymba cymbae N F :: skiff, small boat; (esp. that in which Charon ferried the dead across the Styx)