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μῦς , (even of the female, Philem.126; θῆλυς .] Ael.NA12.10); gen.
A.μυ^όςCratin.53, Alc.Com.22; acc. “μῦνArcesil. 1 D.; voc. “μῦAP11.391 (Lucill.); nom. pl. μύες [υ^] Ar.Ach.762, Anaxandr.41.61 (anap.), μῦες dub. in Epich.44, also “μῦςAntiph.193, Herod.3.76; acc. pl. μύας [υ^] Epich.42.5, Posidipp.14, “μῦςHdt.2.141, Philyll.13; dat. pl. μυ_σί Hdn.Gr.2.642, μυ^σίν) Batr.174, 178, al.:—mouse or rat, Batr. 173, etc.: sg. in collect. sense, “οὐδὲ τὸμ μῦν ἑτοιμάζονται θηρεύεινPCair.Zen.300.17 (iii B. C.); μ. ἀρουραῖος literally the field-mouse, but prob. hamster, Cricetus vulgaris, Hdt. l. c.; prov., μ. πίττης γεύεται, of one who tempted by some apparent good finds himself in inextricable difficulties, 'burn one's fingers', 'catch a Tartar', D. 50.26; “μῦς . . γεύμεθα πίσσαςTheoc.14.51; ὅκως χώρης οἱ μῦς ὁμοίως τὸν σίδηρον τρώγουσιν, i. e. for lack of food, Herod. l. c., cf. Antig. Car. ap. St.Byz. s.v. Γύαρος; κατὰ μυὸς ὄλεθρον, of a lingering death, Philem.211, Men.219, cf. Herod.5.68 (s. v. l.), Ael.NA12.10; μ. λευκός a lewd person, Philem.126.
2. jerboa, Dipus aegyptiacus, Hdt. 4.192, Arist.HA581a3, al.
II. a shell-fish, mussel, A.Fr.34, Philyll. l. c., Arist.HA547b11 (s. v. l.), al., prob. in PCair.Zen.82.11 (iii B. C.).
III. a large kind of whale, Arist.HA519a23 (s. v. l.); but μ. θαλάττιος file-fish, Balistes capriscus, = Lat. mus marinus, Ael. NA9.41, cf. Diph.Siph. ap. Ath.8.355f, Marc.Sid.30, Opp.H.1.174; μ. θ. prob. sea-water mussel, Heraclid.Tar. ap. Ath.3.120d.
IV. muscle of the body, Arte10, Arist.Pr.885a37, Theoc.22.48, etc.
V. gag (as if from μύω), Herod.3.85.
VI. μυὸς ὦτα, v. μυοσωτίς. (Cf. Skt. mū´s, Lat. mūs, OHG., OE., ONorse mūs; the signf. muscle (IV supr.) belongs also to OHG., OE., ONorse mūs, Dutch muis, and to the Dim., Lat. musculus, cf. OSlav. myšica 'arm' (lit. 'little mouse'); cf. σμῦς.)
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    • Aristophanes, Acharnians, 762
    • Demosthenes, Against Polycles, 26
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.141
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.192
    • Aelian, De Natura Animalium, 12.10
    • Aelian, De Natura Animalium, 9.41
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