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κηφήν , ῆνος, ,
A.drone, Diph.126.7, Arist.HA553b5, 624b12; κηφήνεσσι εἴκελος ὀργήν, of a lazy vagabond, Hes.Op.304, cf.Th.595, Ar.V.1114; “ὡς ἐν κηρίῳ κ. ἐγγίγνεταιPl.R.552c; of literary plagiarists, AP7.708 (Diosc.), Plu.2.42a: metaph., of worn-out, decrepit persons, ποῦ γαίας δουλεύσω γραῦς, ὡς κ.; E.Tr.192(lyr.), cf. Ba.1365; cf. κόθουροι:—also καφάν , Hsch.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Aristophanes, Wasps, 1114
    • Euripides, Bacchae, 1365
    • Euripides, Trojan Women, 192
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 595
    • Hesiod, Works and Days, 304
    • Plato, Republic, 552c
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