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μέλι^ , τό, gen. ι^τος, etc.; dat.
A.μέλιPhilox.3.17; gen. pl. “μελίτωνEmp.128.7 (nisi leg. μελιτῶν, cf. μελιτόν):—honey, Od.20.69, etc.; “μ. χλωρόνIl.11.631, Od.10.234, Xenoph.38.1; “ξανθόνSimon.47; “παμφαέςA. Pers.612; “τὸ μέλι τἀττικόνAr. Pax252, cf. Men.708; various kinds, Thphr. Fr.190; said to be made from the palm (φοῖνιξ), Hdt.1.193, cf.4.194; “μ. θανάτου σύμβολονPorph. Antr.18.
2. in comparisons, of anything sweet, esp. of eloquence, “μέλιτος γλυκίων ῥέεν αὐδήIl.1.249, cf. Pi. O.10 (11).98; “Σοφοκλέους τοῦ μέλιτι κεχριμένουAr. Fr.581; “ὕπνος γλυκίων μέλιτοςMosch.2.3; “ τῶν ἀνδρῶν [χολή] ἐστι πρὸς ἐκείνην μέλιAlex.146.6: prov. μήτε μοι μ. μήτε μέλισσα, of those who refuse to take 'the rough with the smooth', Sapph.113.
II. sweet gum collected from certain trees, manna, Arist. Mir.831b23; “τὸ ὕον μ.Polyaen.4.3.32; μ. ἄγριον, μαινόμενον, D.S.19.94, Str.12.3.18. (Cf. Goth. milip, Lat. mel.
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    • Aeschylus, Persians, 612
    • Aristophanes, Peace, 252
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.193
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.194
    • Homer, Iliad, 11.631
    • Homer, Iliad, 1.249
    • Homer, Odyssey, 10.234
    • Homer, Odyssey, 20.69
    • Pindar, Olympian, 10
    • Pindar, Olympian, 11
    • Strabo, Geography, 12.3.18
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 19.94
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