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ἰλύς [ι_], ύος, ,
A.mud, slime, “τεύχεα . . κείσεθ᾽ ὑπ᾽ ἰλύος κεκαλυμμέναIl.21.318, cf.IG12.94.20, 23, Zeno Stoic.1.29, Inscr.Délos 354.19, etc.; of alluvial soil, Hdt.2.7; “. καὶ ψάμμοςHp.Aër.9.
2. dregs, sediment, Id.Mul.1.66; of wine, Arist.GA753a24, al.
3. impurity, “αἵματοςGal.1.603, cf. 616; “στέρνωνAndrom. ap. eund.14.35. [“ἰλυ_ς -υ_ν Theod.1.331; gen. “ἰλυ^οςAPl.4.230 (Leon.), A.R. 1.10, but ἰλυ_ος (metri gr. Hdn.Gr.2.117) Il. l.c.] (Cf. Russ. il, Polish it 'mud', 'potter's clay'.)
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    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.7
    • Homer, Iliad, 21.318
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 1.10
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 2.117
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