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ἅλμ-η , , (ἅλς)
A.sea-water, brine, Od.5.53, Pi.P.2.80, etc.; spray that has dried on the skin, Od.6.219; salt incrustation on soil, Hdt.2.12, Thphr.CP6.10.4.
2. after Hom., brine, i.e. the sea, Arion l.3, Pi.P.4.39, A.Pers.397, Tim.Pers.96, etc.
3. salt-water, brine used for pickling, Hdt.2.77, Ar.V.1515, Fr.416; “ Θασία .Cratin.6; “ἐν ἅλμῃ ἕψειν [τὸν ἰχθύν]Antiph.222, cf.Eub.44; “καταπνίγεινSotad.Com.1.21, etc.: prov., πρὶν τοὺς ἰχθῦς ἑλεῖν σὺ τὴν ἅλμην κυκᾷς 'first catch your hare, then cook it', Phot. s.v. πρίν.
II. saltness, esp. as a bad quality in soil, X.Oec.20.12, cf. Thphr.CP6.10.4.
2. salt soil, PLond.2.267.95, al. (i/ii A. D.).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Aeschylus, Persians, 397
    • Aristophanes, Wasps, 1515
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.12
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.77
    • Homer, Odyssey, 5.53
    • Homer, Odyssey, 6.219
    • Xenophon, Economics, 20.12
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