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Circe

Τὸ νικᾶν αὐτὸν αὑτὸν πασῶν νικῶν πρώτη τε καὶ ἀρίστη -> The first and best victory is to conquer self.
Plato, Laws 626e

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

Κίρκη, ἡ.

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

Circē: ēs (
I gen. Circae, Liv. And. ap. Fest. s. v. topper, p. 270; Verg. A. 3, 386: Circes, Prop. 3 (4), 12, 27; acc Circam, Plaut. Ep. 4, 2, 34 Ritschl; Cic. N D. 3, 21, 54; together with Circen, id. ib. 3, 19, 48; v. Inscr. Orell. N. cr.; abl. Circā, Hor. Epod. 17, 17; Tert. Spect. 8; cf. Charis. 1, 15, p. 46), f., = Κίρκη, the daughter of the Sun and of Perse or Perseis, sister of Æetes, a sea-nymph, distinguished for her magic arts, whose abode, after her flight from Colchis, was said to be in the region of the promontory of Circeii, in Latium, Cic. N. D. 3, 19, 48; id. Off. 1, 31, 113; Verg. E. 8, 70; id. A. 7, 20 and 282, Ov. M. 4, 205; 13, 968; 14, 10; 14, 247 sq.; 14, 312 sq.; id. R. Am. 263; 287; Hyg. Fab. 125; 156; 199; Plin. 25, 2, 5, § 10; Tib. 2, 4, 55; Hor. C. 1, 17, 20; id. Ep. 1, 2, 23 et saep.—Traces of divine homage paid to her among the Circeii; v. in Inscr. Orell. 1849; cf. Cic. N. D. 3, 19, 48.—Hence,
II Circaeus, a, um, adj., pertaining to Circe, Circean. poculum, Cic. Div. in Caecil. 17, 57: gramen, i. e. magical, poisoning, Prop. 2, 1, 53: campi, i e. the region of Colchis, the native land of Circe, Val. Fl. 5, 328; 6, 426, where also is the town Circæum, Plin. 6, 4, 4, § 13: litus, the Circeian promontory, Ov M. 14, 248; cf. id. ib. 14, 348: terra, Circeii, Verg. A 7, 10: moenia, i. e. Tusculum, after its builder, Telegonus, the son of Circe, Hor. Epod. 1, 30; cf. dorsum, the Hill of Tusculum, Sil. 7, 692.

Latin > French (Gaffiot 2016)

Circē,¹¹ ēs, f. (Κίρκη), Circé [magicienne célèbre] : Cic. Nat. 3, 54 ; Virg. B. 8, 70 ; v. Circa 2.

Latin > German (Georges)

Circē, ēs (u. lat. [[[wie]] von Circa], ae, Akk. am, Abl. ā), f. (Κίρκη), Tochter des Helios u. der Perse, Schwester des Äetes, eine durch ihre Zaubereien berühmte Meernymphe, die von Kolchis entfloh u. ihren Wohnsitz in der Gegend des circejischen Vorgebirges in Latium genommen haben soll, Cic. de nat. deor. 3, 48. Tibull. 2, 4, 55: C. vitrea, Hor. carm. 1, 17, 20: ab Ulixe deaque Circa, Liv. 1, 49, 9. Vgl. über die lat. Form die von Obbarius zu Hor. ep. 1, 2, 23 N. cr. angef. Auslgg. u. Neue-Wagener Formenl.3 Bd. 1. S. 71. – Dav. Circaeus, a, um (Κιρκαιος), zur Circe gehörig, circäisch, campi, Gegend von Kolchis, der Heimat der Circe, Val. Flacc.: iugum, Verg., iuga, Sil., litus, Ov., das circejische Vorgebirge (s. Circēiī): terra, das Circejische, Verg.: moenia, Tuskulum, nach dessen Erbauer Telegonus, dem Sohne der Circe, Hor.: dorsum, der Hügel von Tuskulum, Sil. – poet. = zauberisch, vergiftend, poculum, Cic.: gramen, Prop.

Wikipedia EN

Circe Offering the Cup to Odysseus

Circe (/ˈsɜːrsiː/; Ancient Greek: Κίρκη Kírkē pronounced [kírkɛː]) is an enchantress in Greek mythology. She is a daughter of the god Helios and either the Oceanid nymph Perse or the goddess Hecate. Circe was renowned for her vast knowledge of potions and herbs. Through the use of these and a magic wand or staff, she would transform her enemies, or those who offended her, into animals.

Translations

ar: كيركي; ast: Circe; bg: Цирцея; bn: সার্সি; br: Kirke; ca: Circe; co: Circi; cs: Kirké; cy: Circe; da: Kirke; de: Kirke; el: Κίρκη; en: Circe; eo: Kirko; es: Circe; et: Kirke; eu: Zirtze; fa: کیرکه; fi: Kirke; fr: Circé; gl: Circe; he: קירקה; hi: सर्सी; hr: Kirka; hu: Kirké; id: Kirke; it: Circe; ja: キルケー; ka: კირკე; ko: 키르케; la: Circe; lt: Kirkė; mk: Кирка; ml: സെർസി; nl: Circe; no: Kirke; pa: ਕਿਰਕੀ; pl: Kirke; pt: Circe; ro: Circe; ru: Кирка; sh: Kirka; simple: Circe; sk: Kirké; sr: Кирка; sv: Kirke; tr: Kirke; uk: Кірка; zh: 喀耳刻