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Murcĭa (also written Murtia, Murtea, Myrtea), ae, f.
- I. An epithet of Venus, said to be taken from the myrtle, which was sacred to her, Varr. L. L. 5, § 154 Müll.; Plin. 15, 29, 36, § 121; Tert. Spect. 8.
- II. The goddess of sloth, Aug. Civ. Dei, 4, 16; Arn. 4, 132.
Her temple was at the foot of the Aventine, which was formerly called Murcus, Liv. 1, 33, 5; Fest. p. 148; cf. murcidus.