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κῆτος , εος, τό,
A.any sea-monster or huge fish, “δελφῖνάς τε κύνας τε καὶ εἴ ποθι μεῖζον ἑλῃσι κῆτοςOd.12.97, cf. 5.421, Il.20.147, Mosch.2.116; of seals, Od.4.446,452; of the monster to which Andromeda was exposed, E.Fr.121, cf. Ar.Nu.556, Th.1033; of the tunny, Archestr. Fr.34.3.
2. in Natural History, of the spouting cetacea, Arist.HA566b2, PA669a8, 697a16.
II. name of a constellation, Arat.354, Eudox. ap. Hipparch.1.2.20.
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    • Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae, 1033
    • Homer, Iliad, 20.147
    • Homer, Odyssey, 12.97
    • Homer, Odyssey, 4.446
    • Homer, Odyssey, 5.421
    • Aristophanes, Clouds, 556
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