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* Mĕnĕlaĭus, i, m., a mountain in Laconia, on the Eurotas, near Sparta, Liv. 34, 28.
Mĕnĕlāüs, i, m., = Μενέλαος.
- I. Son of Atreus, brother of Agamemnon, and husband of Helen, who eloped from him with Paris, Cic. Brut. 13, 50; id. Rep. 5, 9, 14; Auct. Her. 3, 21, 34; Ov. M. 13, 203; id. A. A. 2, 359.
- B. Transf., a cuckold.
Jestingly of M. Lucullus, whose wife was seduced by C. Memmius, Cic. Att. 1, 18, 3.
- II. Menelaus Marathenus, a Greek rhetorician, from the old Phoenician city of Marathus, Cic. Brut. 26, 100.
- III. Menelai portus, a city with a port of the same name on the shore of the Mediterranean, between Cyrene and Egypt, Nep. Ages. 8, 6; also called Menelaita urbs, Edict. Justin. 13, 9, 2.
Hence, adj.: Mĕnĕlāĕus, a, um, of Menelaus, Prop. 2, 15 (3, 7), 14.