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ἀνεμ-ώλιος , ον,
A.windy, Hom., but only metaph., ἀνεμώλια βάζειν talk words of wind, Il.4.355, Od.11.464; οἱ δ᾽ αὖτ᾽ ἀνεμώλιοι are like the winds, i.e. empty boasters, Il.20.123; τί νυ τόξον ἔχεις ἀνεμώλιον αὔτως; why bear thy bow in vain? 21.474; δίκη ., of a trial, Maiist.38; “ἔπεσεν . . ἀνεμώλιον αὔτωςTheoc.25.239; “εἶπε δ᾽ ὕδωρ πίνειν, ἀνεμώλιοςthe empty fool! AP11.61 (Maced.); . ἀσπίδα θεῖναι make it powerless, i.e. harmless, Orph.L.512.—Ep. and Ion. word, used by Luc.Astr.2. (From ἄνεμος, with Aeol. ending -ώνιος, by dissimilation -ώλιος, Eust.1214.27; cf. μετα-μώνιος.
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