Lotophagi Lo*toph"a*gi, n. pl. [L., fr. Gr. ?; ? the lotus + ? to eat.] (Class. Myth.) A people visited by Ulysses in his wanderings. They subsisted on the lotus. See {Lotus} (b), and {Lotus-eater}. [1913 Webster]

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  • LOTOPHAGI — pop. in Africa apud Syrtes, a Loti arbotis fructûs esu sic dicti; cuius cibus est tam dulcis, ut advenis incutiat patriae oblivionem. Itaque cum Ulyssis socii delati fuissent in Africam, et lotum gustâslent, vix inde abduci potuêrunt. Hom. Od. 9 …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Lotophagi — Lotus Eaters and Lotos Eaters redirects here. For other uses, see The Lotus Eaters .In Greek mythology, the Lotophagi (Greek polytonic| Λωτοφάγοι , lotus eaters) were a race of people from an island near North Africa dominated by lotus plants.… …   Wikipedia

  • lotophagi — /leuh tof euh juy /, n.pl. Class. Myth. lotus eaters. [ < L Lotophagi < Gk Lotophágoi. See LOTUS EATER] * * * …   Universalium

  • LOTOPHAGI —    See LOTUS EATERS …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • lotophagi — lo·toph·a·gi …   English syllables

  • lotophagi — ləˈtäfəˌjī, lōˈ noun plural Usage: sometimes capitalized Etymology: Latin, legendary people who ate the lotus and encouraged travelers who visited them to do the same, from Greek Lōtophagoi, from lōtos lotus + phagoi (plural of phagos phagous) :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ЛОТОФАГИ —    • Lotophagi,          Λωτοφάγοι, т. е. питающиеся лотосом, народ, упоминаемый уже Гомером (Ноm. Od. 9, 80 сл. 23, 311) и живший на северном берегу Ливии, около Малой Сирты и на острове Менинге. От них шел караванный путь в Египет, путь,… …   Реальный словарь классических древностей

  • Lotus tree — The lotus tree (Greek lôtos ) is a plant that occurs in two stories from Greek mythology: * In Homer s Odyssey , the lotus (tree) bore a fruit that caused a pleasant drowsiness and was the only food of an island people called the Lotophagi or… …   Wikipedia

  • lotus-eater — /loh teuhs ee teuhr/, n. 1. Class. Myth. a member of a people whom Odysseus found existing in a state of languorous forgetfulness induced by their eating of the fruit of the legendary lotus; one of the lotophagi. 2. a person who leads a life of… …   Universalium

  • Jujube — Ju jube (j[=u] j[ u]b), n. [F., fr. L. zizyphum, Gr. zi zyfon, Per. z[=i]zf[=u]n, zizaf[=u]n, zayzaf[=u]n.] 1. The sweet and edible drupes (fruits) of several Mediterranean and African species of small trees, of the genus {Zizyphus}, especially… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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