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ἑρπετόν , Aeol.perh. ὄρπετον (q.v.), τό, (ἕρπω)
II. creeping thing, reptile, esp. snake, E.Andr.269, Theoc. 24.57 ; “περὶ κιναδέων τε καὶ .Democr.259 ; “ἑρπετά τε καὶ δάκετα <πάντα>Ar.Av.1069 ; of the monster Typhoeus, with a snake's body, Pi.P.1.25.
2. as Adj., creeping,κακὸν . πρᾶγμαPOxy.1060.7 (vi A. D.); “τὰ . θηρίαPhilum.Ven.10.1.
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    • Aristophanes, Birds, 1069
    • Euripides, Andromache, 269
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.140
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.183
    • Homer, Odyssey, 4.418
    • Xenophon, Memorabilia, 1.4.11
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 4.1240
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