Lewis & Short

Appias, ădis, f. [Appius].

  1. I. An epithet of the nympi at the fountain of Aqua Appia (v. Applus), whose waters gushed forth near the temple of Venus: Non illas lites Appias ipsa probat, Ov. R. Am. 660; id. A. A. 1, 82.
    Hence, transf., to her statues, found at the neighboring temple of Venus: Appiadesque deae, Ov. A. A. 3, 452.
  2. II. An epithet of Minerva, given by Cicero jestingly, to flatter Appius Pulcher, in imitation of the appellative Pallas, Cic. Fam. 3, 1 Manut.