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ἀδάμ-ας , αντος, , (δαμάω):—first in Hes. (in Hom. only as pr. n.), properly,
I. Subst., adamant, i. e. the hardest metal, prob. steel, χλωρός, πολιός, Hes.Sc.231, Th.161: metaph., “ἀδάμαντος ἔχον κρατερόφρονα θυμόνOp. 147; of anything fixed, unalterable, ἔπος ἐρέω ἀδάμαντι πελάσσας Orac. ap. Hdt.7.141; ἀδάμαντος δῆσεν ἅλοις fixed them with nails of adamant, i. e. inevitably, Pi.P. 4.71, cf. APl.4.167 (Antip. Sid.); “τὸν ἐν Ἅιδα κινήσαις ἀδάμανταTheoc.2.34.
2. diamond, Thphr.Lap.19, Paus.8.18.6, Peripl. M.Rubr.56; prob. so meant in Pl.Ti.59b, Plt.303e, cf. Plin.HN37.55.
3. metaph., πόνος ἀδ άμαντος, of love, Alex.245.13.
II. Adj., unbreakable, “ἀνακτίτηςOrph.L.192.
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