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ὄρφν-η , Dor. ὄρφνα_ , ,
A.the darkness of night, night, first in Thgn.1077, and Pi., who has both ἐν ὄρφνᾳ and ἐν ὄρφναισιν, O.1.71, P.1.23 ; so “δι᾽ ὄρφναςE.Supp.994 (lyr., cj. Herm. for δι᾽ ὀρφναίας); χθονὸς μέλαιναν ὄρφνην, of the nether world, E. HF46; ἐνέρων ἐς ὄρφναν ib.353 (lyr.); οὔτε . . ἠοῦς, οὐκ ὄρφνης neither at morn, nor by night, IG14.2012 Ca4 (Rome):—rare in Prose, X. Lac.5.7, Ti.Locr.97c, 97d, Plb.18.19.7, Phint. ap. Stob.4.23.61a.
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