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μύρμηξ , ηκος, Dor. μύρμαξ , α_κος, ,
A.ant, Hes.Frr.14.5,76.4, Theoc.9.31, 15.45, 17.107, etc.: metaph., “ναῦται θαλάσσης μύρμηκεςAeschrio 2.
III. hidden rock in the sea, Lyc.878; esp. on the Thessalian coast between Sciathus and Magnesia, Hdt. 7.183; off Smyrna, Plin.HN5.119 (pl.).
IV. a sort of gauntlet or cestus with metal studs or nails like warts (μυρμηκίαι) on it, Poll.3.150. (Cf. βόρμαξ, ὅρμικας, Skt.vamrás, Avest.maoiriš, OIr.moirb, OSlav. mrav[icaron]ji, ONorse maurr, Engl. (pis-)mire, Lat.formica: I.-E. forms perh. momro-, momrīˇ-, memro- 'ant'.)
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae, 100
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.183
    • Herodotus, Histories, 3.102
    • Strabo, Geography, 16.4.15
    • Strabo, Geography, 2.1.9
    • Aelian, De Natura Animalium, 3.4
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