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λύρα [υ^], ,
A.lyre, a stringed instrument with a sounding-board formed of the shell of a tortoise (not in Il. or Od.), h.Merc.423, Margites 1, Pi.O.10(11).93, N.10.21, etc.; “κέλαδος ἑπτατόνου λύραςE.IT 1129 (lyr.); τὸν ἄνευ λύρας θρῆνον (since the dirge was accompanied by the flute) A.Ag.990 (lyr.); λ. καὶ κιθάρα (q. v.) Pl.R.399d, cf. Aristid. Quint.2.16: prov. ὄνος λύρας (sc. ἀκούων), v. ὄνος; ἀνὴρ δὲ φεύγων οὐ μένει λύρας κτύπον Ar.Fr.11 D.
II. lyric poetry and music, Pl.Lg.809c, 809e.
III. the constellation Lyra, Anacr.99, Arat. 269; Μουσῶν λ., of the Pleiades, Pythag. ap. Arist.Fr.196.
IV. a sea-fish, perh. Trigla lyra, Arist.HA535b17.
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    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 990
    • Euripides, Iphigeneia in Taurus, 1129
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 4 to Hermes, 423
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