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Definition of the noun Actia

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Actia is a genus of Tachinidae, described by Robineau-Desvoidy in 1830.

Actia is a genus of Scolopacidae, described by Heine & Reichenow in 1890.

Actia is a genus of Diptera, described by Meigen in 1838.

Actia is a genus.

    Explanation

    Actia: In Ancient Roman religious tradition, Actia was a festival of Apollo, celebrated at Nicopolis in Epirus, with wrestling, musical contests, horse racing, and sea battles. It was reestablished by Augustus, in commemoration of his victory over Mark Antony off Actium in 31 BC; that it was probably the revival of an ancient festival is suggested by the celebrated temple of Apollo at Actium, which is mentioned by Thucydides, and Strabo, and which was enlarged by Augustus. The games instituted by Augustus were celebrated every four years; they received the title of a sacred agon and were also called Olympia.

    Phrases with Actia

    1. Actia Atra
    2. Actia Lata
    3. Actia Nana
    4. Actia Ampla
    5. Actia Dubia
    6. Actia Lamia
    7. Actia Media
    8. Actia Mitis
    9. Actia Nigra
    10. Actia Norma
    11. Actia Pulex
    12. Actia Spec.
    13. Actia Brevis
    14. Actia Fallax
    15. Actia Jocosa
    16. Actia Munroi
    17. Actia Painei
    18. Actia Solida
    19. Actia Valida
    20. genus Actia

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    Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Actia

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    Google previewHarper's Dictionary of Classical Literature and Antiquities (1897)

    by Harry Thurston Peck

    Actia ('Aktjo). A festival celebrated every three years at Actiuin in Epirns, with wrestling, horse- racing, and sea-tights, in honour of Apollo. There was a celebrated temple of Apollo at Actium, which Coin with Worship of tho Actian Apollo.

    Google previewHelm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names (2010)

    by James A. Jobling

    Actia (syn. Calidris) / actia Gr. aktiosof the sea-shore (akte# sea-shore). Actidurus (syn. Bartramia) From genus Actitis Illiger, 1811, sandpiper; Gr. oura tail. Actinodura Gr. aktis, aktinos brightness, splendour; odouros watcher, guardian (cf .

    Google previewBouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia (1914)

    by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle

    An action adapted to the particular case which had an analogy to some actia in jus which was founded on tome subsisting acknowledged law.

    Google previewUniversal Technological Dictionary (1823)

    Or, Familiar Explanation of the Terms Used in All Arts and Sciences : Containing Definitions Drawn from the Original Writers, and Illustrated by Plates, Diagrams, Cuts, &c by George Crabb

    Actia (Numis) the celebration of the Actian games is commemorated on several medals, as in the annexed figure, which represents a woman standing with a small temple in one hand, and a cornucopia with a small temple resting on it in the ...

    Google previewUniversal Technological Dictionary Or Familiar Explanation of the Terms Used in All Arts and Sciences (1823)

    Containing Definitions Drawn from the Original Writers : in Two Volumes by George Crabb

    Actia (Numis) the celebration of the Actian games is commemorated on several medals, as in the annexed figure, which represents a woman standing with a small temple in one hand, and a cornucopia with a small temple resting on it in the ...

    Google previewUniversal Technological Dictionary, Or Familiar Explanation of the Terms Used in All Arts and Sciences, Containing Definitions Drawn from the Original Writers and Illustrated by Plates, Epigrams, Cuts, &c. by George Crabb (1833)

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    ACTIA (Numis) the celebration of the Actian aims is commemorated on several medals, as in the annexed figure, which represents a woman standing with a small temple in one hand, and a cornucopia with a small temple resting on it in the ...

    Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica (1891)

    A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature

    HARRY, Bmsn, or HENRY run MmsrnnL, author of a poem in twelve books, entitled The Actia and Deidia of the illuster and vailzeand campioun, Schir William ...

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    Scrabble value of A1C3T1I1A1

    The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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