Definition of Pictor

1. Noun. A constellation in the southern hemisphere near Dorado and Columba.

Generic synonyms: Constellation

Definition of Pictor

1. Proper noun. (constellation) A summer constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble an easel. It lies between the constellations Carina and Dorado. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pictor

Pickett's charge
Pico de Orizaba
Picrasma excelsa
Picrasma excelsum
Picris echioides
Picrous Day
Pictor (current term)
Picture Sorts
Picus viridis
Pidyon Haben
Piedmont glacier
Piedmont type of glacier

Literary usage of Pictor

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1. The Journal of Philology by William George Clark, John Eyton Bickersteth Mayor, William Aldis Wright, Ingram Bywater, Henry Jackson (1880)
"6) mentions Fabius Pictor as one of the historians who had written in Greek on the early legends of Rome: but I submit that the words Graeci annales, ..."

2. Teuffels̓ History of Roman Literature by Wilhelm Sigismund Teuffel (1891)
"36) the oldest and most important is Q. Fabius Pictor, of the time of the ... After the battle of Cannae (538/216) Q. Fabius Pictor Delphos ad oraculum ..."

3. Lectures on the History of Rome: From the Earliest Times to the Fall of the by Barthold Georg Niebuhr, Leonhard Schmitz (1849)
"Q. Fabius was of a patrician gens and had once been sent on an embassy to Delphi; he was a great-grandson of C. Fabius Pictor, who had painted the temple of ..."

4. A General View of the Fine Arts, Critical and Historical by Daniel Huntington (1851)
"Fabius Pictor.—Nero.—The Catacombs,—Constantine. Fabius, who having spent some time among the Etruscans and acquired some knowledge of the fine arts, ..."

5. An Inquiry Into the Credibility of the Early Roman History by George Cornewall Lewis (1855)
"... and they were in the prime of their life during the Second Punic War. The family of Fabius Pictor belonged to the Fabian gens, and was patrician. ..."

6. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology by William George Smith (1849)
"The year of his death u uncertain ; for the C. Fabius Pictor whose death LITT ... Tiie work of Q. Fabius Pictor was one of great '»lue, and is frequently ..."

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