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δύο [υ^], also δύω in Ep., Eleg. and late, SIG1231 (Nicomedia, iii/ iv A. D.), not in Ion. Inscrr. nor in Trag. (δύο ῥοπάς shd. be read in E.Hel.1090), nor in Att. Prose or Inscrr.: Lacon. acc.
A.δύεIG5(1).1; Thess. fem. δύας ib.9(2).517: gen. and dat. “δυοῖνHp.Vict.1.3, but f.l. in Hdt.1.11,91 [used as monos. in S.OT640, cf. δώδεκα for δυώδ-]; later Att. also δυεῖν (esp. in fem. gen.) found in codd. of E.El. 536, cited fr. Th. by Ael.Dion.(?) Fr.372, cf. 1.20 (cod. Laur.); Boeot. “δουῖνCorinn.Supp.2.54; later “δυσί, δυσὶν ἡμέραιςTh.8.101 codd., δυσὶν ἡμέρῃσι v.l. in Hp.Acut.(Sp.67; “δυοῖν ὄμμασι καὶ δυσὶν ἀκοαῖςArist.Pol.1287b27, cf.Men.699, SIG344.26 (Teos, iv B.C.), etc.: early Att. Inscrr. have “δυοῖνIG12.3.10, al., later “δυεῖνSIG2587.286, IG22.463.78, al., from cent. iii on δυσί ib.1028.27, al.; Ion. gen. “δυῶνGDI5653d9 (Chios), Hdt.1.94, 130, etc., dat. δυοῖσι ib. 32,7.104; δυῶν also Dor., Leg.Gort.1.40, Tab.Heracl.1.139; “δυοῖςLeg.Gort.7.46.— Used indecl., like ἄμφω, by Hom. (who has no gen. or dat. δυοῖν)“, τῶν δύο μοιράωνIl.10.253; “δύω κανόνεσσι13.407, etc.; so in Hdt. and Att., “δύο νεῶνHdt.8.82; “δύο ζεύγεσιId.3.130; “δύο νεῶνTh.3.89; “δύο πλέθρωνX.An.3.4.9; with dual, δύο μναῖν dub. l. Id.Mem. 2.5.2; but not in Trag. and rare in Com., “ἔτεσιν δύοAlex.105; “δὔ ἔτεσινDamox.2.3: not in Att. Inscrr. before the Roman period, IG3.1443, al.:—two, Il.1.16, etc.; in Hom., δύο and δύω are sts. joined with plural Nouns, “δύο δ᾽ ἄνδρες18.498, al.; also in Trag., “δύο κριούςS.Aj.237 (lyr.); in Att. Prose, “δύο τέχναςPl.Grg.464b; but δυοῖν is rare with plural Nouns, “ὀρθοστάταις δυοῖνIG2.1054.64; ἕνα καὶ δύο one or two, a few, Il.2.346; “δὔ τρεῖςAr.Pax829, cf. X.HG 3.5.20; εἰς δύο two and two, Id.Cyr.7.5.17; σὺν δύο two together, Il. 10.224, Hdt.4.66; δύο ποιεῖν τὴν πόλιν to split the state into two, divide it, Arist.Pol.1310a4.
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