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Μηδ-ικός , ή, όν, Median: τὰ Μηδικά (sc. πράγματα)
A.the Median affairs, esp. the war with the Medes, the name given by Gr. historians to the great Persian war, Th.1.14, Arist.Pol.1303b33, etc.; “ Μ. πόλεμοςTh.1.90,95; Μ. ἐσθής, i.e. silken garments, Procop.Pers.1.20: Comp. “τὰ-ώτεραPhilostr.VA1.25. Adv. Comp. -ώτερον, κατεσκευασμένος ib.3.26.
II. Μηδικὴ πόα, lucerne, Medicago sativa, Ar.Eq. 606; M. alone, Thphr.HP8.7.7, Dsc.2.147 (by some written μηδίκη, Hdn.Gr.1.316, Eust.1967.27, cf. D.S.3.43 codd.).
IV. ὀπὸς Μηδικός a form of silphium juice, prob. assafoetida, Dsc.3.80, Philum.Ven.3.2.
V. Μηδικόν, τό, perh. a tomb in Persian style, JHS22.124.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Aristophanes, Knights, 606
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.14
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.90
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 3.43
    • Philostratus the Athenian, Life of Apollonius of Tyana, 1.25
    • Philostratus the Athenian, Life of Apollonius of Tyana, 3.26
    • Procopius, de Bellis, 1.20
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