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πόντουεἰναλίαν φύσιν, a brood living in the waters of the sea, the tautology being only of the same order as in “πόντος ἁλός, ἁλὸς ἐν πελάγεσσιν, πέλαγος θαλάσσης”, etc.—“σπείραισι δικτυοκλ.”, instr. dat. with “ἀμφιβαλών”, in the coils of woven nets: for the adj. compounded with a subst. (“δίκτυον”) cognate in sense to “σπεῖρα”, see n. on O. C. 716εὐήρετμος πλάτα”.— Au. 528 mentions “ἕρκη, νεφέλας, δίκτυα, πηκτάς” as nets used by the fowler (“ὀρνιθευτής”). In hunting the lion, bear, boar, deer, hare, etc., various nets were used; the “δίκτυον”, to enclose large spaces; the “ἐνόδιον”, to close passages; the “ἄρκυς” (cassis) or tunnel-net. The chief fishing-nets were the “ἀμφίβληστρον” (castingnet), and the “σαγήνη” (drag-net, whence seine, sean).

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