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μειλίχ-ιος , α, ον, also ος, ον Plu.2.370d, cf. Hsch.:—
II. later of persons, mild, gracious, Ζεὺς M. the protector of those who invoked him with propitiatory offerings, at Athens, IG12.866 (written Μιλίχιος ), Th.1.126, X.An.7.8.4; at Orchomenus in Boeotia, IG7.3169 (written Μιλίχιος BCH50.422 (Thespiae)); in Argolis, Paus.2.20.1, etc.; of other divinities, as Dionysus, Plu.2.994a, etc.; “ΚύπριςAP5.225 (Paul. Sil.): Cret., Theraean Μηλίχιος GDI5046 (Hierapytna), al., IG12(3).406, 1316; early Ion. Μειλίχιος written Μελ - ib.12(5).727 (Andros); Arc. written Μελίχιος ib.5(2).90 (Tegea, perh. iv B. C.).
III. μειλίχια (sc. ἱερά) propitiatory offerings, Plu.2.417c; so perh. “μ. ποτάS.OC159 (lyr., but expld. by Sch. as referring to honey mixed in the drink-offerings).
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    • Bacchylides, Epinicians, 10.90
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 92
    • Homer, Iliad, 12.267
    • Homer, Iliad, 4.256
    • Homer, Odyssey, 6.148
    • Homer, Odyssey, 8.172
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2.20.1
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 159
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.126
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 7.8.4
    • Homer, Iliad, 6.214
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 2.467
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