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μέλαθρον , τό, Ep. gen. sg.
A.μελαθρόφινOd.8.279:—roof-tree, ridgepole, μελαθρόφιν ἐξεκέχυντο l.c., cf. 11.278, h.Ven.173, IG11(2).161A 105 (Delos, iii B. C.), 199A113 (ibid., pl.); “ἐπὶ προὔχοντι μελάθρῳOd. 19.544: generally, beam, LXX 3 Ki.7.9(20); “τὰ μ. τῶν θυρίδωνPRyl. 233.5 (ii A. D.).
2. roof, Il.2.414, Od.18.150.
II. house, “κυπαρίσσινον μ.Pi.P.5.40; οὐράνιον μ., of heaven, E.Hec.1101 (lyr.): mostly in pl., Alc.Supp.19.2, etc.; μ. ἐν βασιλείοις in the king's halls, A.Ch.343 (anap.), etc.; “ἐς δόμων μ.Id.Ag.957; of a cave used as a dwelling, S.Ph.147, E.Cyc.491 (both anap.).
2. lair of an animal, Opp.C.2.307.
3. cage, ib.4.107,423. (Acc. to EM576.16 from μελαίνω, cf. καπνοδόκη; it is doubtful whether κμέλεθρον is cogn.)
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