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Εἰλείθυια , , (ἐλυθ-
A.she that comes in need, a participial form) Ilithyia, the goddess of child-birth, pl. in Hom., Il.11.270, 19.119, sg. in Hes.Th.922, etc.
II. parturition, in pl., Opp.H.1.477, al.; offspring, ib.4.505.
2. metaph., σταφυλὴ βότρυος εἰ. Nonn.D.16.203. (There are numerous varieties of spelling, e.g. Ἐλείθυια Pi. P.3.9, N.7.1, SIG602 (Delph.), IG3.1320, etc.: Ἐλείθυα ib.12(3).192 (Astypalaea): Εἰλήθυια (q.v.) IG12(5).197 (Paros, prob.), Call. Del.132, AP6.200 (Leon.), Paus.2.5.4, etc.: Ἐλευθία , Ion. -ιη, GDI 4584 (Hippola), IG12(5).187 (Paros): Lacon. Ἐλευσία ib.5(1).236: Cret. Ἐλεύθυια GDI5149, al.: Boeot. Εἰλείθεια , εἰλα^πι?́ν-ια , IG7.2228, 3410; cf. Εἰλιόνεια, Ἐλευθώ.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (4):
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 922
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2.5.4
    • Homer, Iliad, 11.270
    • Homer, Iliad, 19.119
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