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μείλια , τά, (μειλίσσω)
A.soothing things, esp. of gifts, ἐγὼ δ᾽ ἐπὶ μ. δώσω, of a bridal dowry, Il.9.147, cf. 289, Luc.Epigr.2; so of playthings, etc., A.R.3.146: sg., ib.135.
II. propitiations, “δαίμοσιν . . νόστῳ ἔπι μ. θέσθαιId.4.1549; of offerings to the dead, BCH36.230 (Rhodes, iii B. C.): rarely in sg., μείλιον ἀπλοΐης charm against storms, Call.Dian.230; offering to a god, AP6.75 (Paul. Sil.).
2. satisfaction, penalty, “μ. τείσεινA.R.3.594.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Homer, Iliad, 9.147
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 3.135
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 3.146
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 3.594
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 4.1549
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