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ἄλσος , εος, τό,
A.grove, Il.20.8, Od.10.350: pl., Phanocl.1.3, Theoc. 1.117, etc.
II. esp. sacred grove, Od.6.291, Hes.Sc.99, Hdt.5.119, Pl.Lg.761c, etc.:—hence, any hallowed precinct, even without trees, Il.2.506, Sch.Pi.O.3.31, cf. B.3.19, S.Ant.844; Μαραθώνιον ., of the field of battle, viewed as a holy place, A.Eleg.4: metaph., πόντιον . the ocean-plain, B.16.85, A.Pers.111. (Perh. for ἄλτ-ιος (cf. Ἄλτις), i.e. alq-ios, cf. Goth. alhs 'temple'.)
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (11):
    • Aeschylus, Persians, 111
    • Bacchylides, Dithyrambs, 16.85
    • Bacchylides, Epinicians, 3.19
    • Herodotus, Histories, 5.119
    • Hesiod, Shield of Heracles, 99
    • Homer, Iliad, 20.8
    • Homer, Iliad, 2.506
    • Homer, Odyssey, 10.350
    • Homer, Odyssey, 6.291
    • Plato, Laws, 761c
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 844
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