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μίτρα , Ep. and Ion. μίτρη , , a piece of armour, apparently a metal guard worn round the waist, Il.4.137, 187,216, 5.857.
2. in later Poets, = ζώνη, maiden's girdle, Theoc.27.54 [μίτρα^ν cj., μικράν codd.], Call.Aet.3.1.45, Mosch.2.73, etc.; “μ. λῦσαιA.R.1.288; λύσασθαι, ἀναλύεσθαι, Call.Jov.21, Del.222; “παρθένον ἧς ἀπέλυσε μίτρηνEpigr.Gr.319; also, = στρόφιον, τὴν μ. μαστοὺς ἐφίλησε Call.Epigr. 39, cf. A.R.3.867, etc.
3. girdle worn by wrestlers, AP15.44.
4. surgical bandage, Q.S.4.213.
II. headband, snood, “μ. Λυδία νεανίδων . . ἄγαλμαAlcm.23.67, cf. E.Ba.833, Hec.924 (lyr.), Ar.Th. 257.
2. victor's chaplet at the games, Pi.O.9.84 (pl.), I.5(4).62: metaph., Λυδία μίτρα καναχηδὰ πεποικιλμένα, of an ode in the Lydian mode, Id.N.8.15.
3. headband as badge of rank at the Ptolemaic court, Arch.Pap.1.220.
4. oriental head-dress, perh. a kind of turban, Hdt.1.195, 7.90, Duris 14 J., etc.; as a mark of effeminacy, Ar.Th.941; diadem, Call.Del.166.
5. head-dress of the priest of Heracles at Cos, Plu.2.304c; of the Jewish high-priest, LXXEx.29.6, al.
III. = ἐπιδιδυμίς, Hp. ap. Gal.19.123 (where μήτρη. [ι^ by nature, E. ll. cc., etc.; ι_ by position in Hom.]
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