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δελφίς (later δελφίν , Mosch.3.37 (dub.l.), Man.5.157), ῖνος, :—
A.dolphin, Il.21.22, Od.12.96, Archil.74.7, Pi.P.2.51, Hdt.1.24, Arist. HA489b2, Opp.H.1.648, etc.; as an ornament, IG2.678B37; cf. βελφίν.
II. mass of lead shaped like a dolphin, hung at the yard-arm, and let down on the decks of the enemy's ships, “τοὺς δ. μετεωρίζουAr.Eq.762, cf. Sch. ad loc.; “δ. κεροῦχοςPherecr.12.
2. = κερκέτης, Paus.Gr.Fr.118, Opp.H.3.290.
3. stops in a machine, Orib.48.4.44.
III. the constellation Dolphin, Democr.14, Arist.Mete.345b22, Arat.316, Eratosth.Cat.31 tit., etc.
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    • Aristophanes, Knights, 762
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.24
    • Homer, Iliad, 21.22
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