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κελαινός , ή, όν,, dark, freq. in Hom., “αἷμαIl.1.303, Od.16.441; “νύξIl.5.310, etc.; “κῦμα9.6; “λαῖλαψ11.747; “χθών16.384; “δέρμα6.117; “ἦτορHes.Sc.429: “ὄμβροςEmp.111.6; κ. φῦλον a swarthy race, of the Ethiopians, A.Pr.808; Ἔπαφος ib.851; ξίφη, λόγχα, S.Aj.231, Tr.856 (both lyr.), cf. E.Ba.628 (troch., prob. from the colour of the metal rather than black with blood-stains); of things on which the sun does not shine, esp. of the nether world, dark, murky, A.Pr.433 (lyr.); “ἘρινύεςId.Ag.462 (lyr.); “ΣτύξLyc.706; κ. θῖνα, of the bottom of the sea, S.Ant.590 (lyr.); λύει κ. βλέφαρα suffers her eyes to close in darkness, ib.1302: great, mighty, “δίψαLyc.1425. (Cf. Skt. kala[ndot ]kas 'spot': κηλίς may be cogn.)
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