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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Type genus of the family of swimming crabs.

Usage examples (19)
  • He was called Portunus by the Romans, and believed to have jurisdiction of the ports and shores.
  • The Romans identified him with Portunus, the protector of harbours.
  • Matuta to Ino, and Melicerta, or Palæmon, was called Portunus.
  • We are struck, as we examine the list further, by the adjectival character of many of the names -- Neptunus, Portunus, Quirinus, Saturnus, for more
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