Lewis & Short

Brĭtŏmartis, is, f., = Βριτόμαρτις (Cretan, ΒΠΙΤΥ, rich in blessing, and ΜΑΠΤΙΣ, maiden, Sol. 11).

  1. I. A Cretan nymph, daughter of Jupiter and Carme, inventress of the hunting-net; when pursued by Minos, she cast herself into the sea, Verg. Cir. 285 sq.
  2. II. An epithet of the Cretan Diana: ignea, Claud. III. Cons. Stil. 251: lucos Britomartis agit, id. ib. 303.