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λέων , οντος, , Ep. dat. pl.
A.λείουσιIl.5.782, etc., “λεόντεσσιIG12(2).285 (Mytil., prob.):—lion, ὠμοφάγοι λ. Il.l.c.; “αἴθων18.161; “χαροποίOd.11.611; “ὀρεσίτροφος6.130, cf. Hdt.7.126; cf. λίς: metaph., of Artemis, σὲ λέοντα γυναιξὶ Ζεὺς θῆκεν Zeus made thee a lion toward women (because she was supposed to cause their sudden death), Il. 21.483; used of savage persons, A.Ch.938 (lyr.); but also, of brave men, Id.Ag.1259, E.Or.1401 (lyr.), 1555; of a baby, Ar.Th.514 (but by way of contrast, of a coward, λέοντ᾽ ἄναλκιν, of Aegisthus, A.Ag. 1224); “οἴκοι μὲν λέοντες, ἐν μάχῃ δ᾽ ἀλώπεκεςAr.Pax1189 (lyr.); “ἀντὶ λέοντος πίθηκον γίγνεσθαιPl.R.590b; ξυρεῖν ἐπιχειρεῖν λέοντα, of a dangerous undertaking, 'to bell the cat', ib.341c.
2. Leo, the sign in the Zodiac, Eudox. ap. Hipparch.1.2.8, Euc.Phaen.p.12 M., Arat.148, IG14.1307.
3. = λεοντῆ, lion's skin, Luc.Hist.Conscr.10.
4. as an ornament, BGU387ii5 (ii A.D.).
II. a kind of crab, Diph.Siph. ap.Ath.3.106c, Ael.NA14.9.
III. a kind of serpent, Nic.Th.463, f.l. in Artem.2.13.
V. a kind of dance, Ath.14.629f, Poll.4.104.
VI. title of grade of initiates in the mysteries of Mithras, Porph.Abst.4.16.
VII. a sea-monster, Ael.NA9.49, Opp.H.1.367, Nonn.D.1.273.
VIII. = ὀροβάγχη, Dsc.2.142, Gp.2.42 tit.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (18):
    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 1224
    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 1259
    • Aeschylus, Libation Bearers, 938
    • Aristophanes, Peace, 1189
    • Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae, 514
    • Euripides, Orestes, 1401
    • Euripides, Orestes, 1555
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.126
    • Homer, Iliad, 21.483
    • Homer, Odyssey, 11.611
    • Homer, Odyssey, 6.130
    • Plato, Republic, 341c
    • Plato, Republic, 590b
    • Homer, Iliad, 5.782
    • Aretaeus, De causis et signis acutorum morborum (lib. 2), 2.13
    • Lucian, Quomodo historia conscribenda sit, 10
    • Aelian, De Natura Animalium, 14.9
    • Aelian, De Natura Animalium, 9.49
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