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λύκος [υ^], ,
A.wolf, Il.16.156, 352; πολιός grisly, 10.334; “κρατερώνυχεςOd.10.218; ὀρέστεροι ib.212; “ὠμοφάγοιIl.16.156; “κοιλογάστορεςA.Th.1041; the small Egyptian wolves mentioned by Hdt. 2.67 were perh. jackals: various kinds distd. by Opp.C.3.293 sqq.: prov. λύκον ἰδεῖν to see a wolf, i. e. to be struck dumb, as was vulgarly believed of any one at whom a wolf got the first look (Pl.R.336d), Theoc.14.22; λύκου πτερά, of things that are not, 'pigeon's milk', Suid.; ὡς λ. χανών, of vain expectation, Eub.15.11, cf. Ar.Fr.337, Euphro 1.31; “λ. κεχηνώςAr.Lys.629; πρίν κεν λ. οἶν ὑμεναιοῖ, of an impossibility, Id.Pax1076, 1112, cf. Il.22.263; ὡς λύκοι ἄρν᾽ ἀγαπῶσιν, of treacherous or unnatural love, Poet. ap. Pl.Phdr.241d; λύκου βίον ζῆν, i. e. live by rapine, Prov. ap. Plb.16.24.4; ἐκ λύκου στόματος, of getting a thing praeter spem, Zen.3.48; τῶν ὤτων ἔχειν τὸν λύκον 'catch a Tartar', Apollod.Car.18, cf. Plb.30.20.8; λ. ἀετὸν φεύγει, of the inescapable, Diogenian.6.19; λ. περὶ φρέαρ χορεύει, of those engaged in vain pursuits, ib.21.
II. a kind of daw, Arist.HA 617b17; cf. λύκιος.
III. a fish, = καλλιώνυμος, Hices. ap. Ath.7.282d, Gp.18.14.1.
IV. a kind of spider, Arist.HA623a2, Nic.Th. 734, Plin.HN30.52.
V. anything shaped like a hook:
1. a jagged bit for hard-mouthed horses, Lat. lupus, Plu.2.641f; cf. λυκοσπάς.
2. hook or knocker on a door, Hsch.
3. flesh-hook, Poll. 10.98.
VI. nickname of παιδερασταί, AP12.250 (Strat.), cf. Pl.Phdr. 241d.
VII. the flower of the iris, Philin. ap. Ath.15.682a.
VIII. a kind of noose, Gal.UP7.14, Heraclas ap.Orib.48.7, Hippiatr.74.
IX. a pastille used in dysentery, Aët.9.49 (Latin version).
X. = ὀροβάγχη, v.l. in marg. of Dsc.2.142.
XI. an engine of war for defending gates, Procop.Goth.1.21. (Cf. Skt. vŕ[null ]kas, Lith. vi[ltilde]kas, Slav. vl[ucaron]k[ucaron], Goth. wulfs.
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    • Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 1041
    • Aristophanes, Peace, 1076
    • Aristophanes, Peace, 1112
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.67
    • Homer, Iliad, 10.334
    • Homer, Iliad, 16.156
    • Homer, Iliad, 22.263
    • Homer, Odyssey, 10.218
    • Plato, Republic, 336d
    • Plato, Phaedrus, 241d
    • Polybius, Histories, 16.24.4
    • Polybius, Histories, 30.20.8
    • Aristophanes, Lysistrata, 629
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 30.52
    • Procopius, de Bellis, 1.21
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