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νέκτα^ρ , α^ρος, τό,
A.nectar, the specific nourishment of the gods; ἀμβροσία (q.v.) and ν. are differentiated in early Ep. as food and drink, Od. 5.93, h.Cer.49, h.Ap.10, cf. Pl.Phdr.247e: but conversely, “ν. ἔδμεναιAlcm.100, cf. Anaxandr.57; κέρασσε δὲ ν. ἐρυθρόν Od.l.c.; “Ἥβη ν. ἐῳνοχόειIl.4.3; νέκταρος ἀπορρώξ, of choice wine, Od.9.359; “ν. ἀμβροσίην τε στάξονIl.19.347, cf. 38, Pi.P.9.63.
2. later, of wine, Call.Fr.115, Nic.Al.44, Eudem.Med. ap. Gal.14.185.
b. called σαρράν and χαλβάνη, 1 Enoch31.1.
II. metaph., ν. μελισσᾶν, i.e. honey, E.Ba.143 (lyr.); “αἰθερίου πτηναὶ νέκταρος ἐργάτιδεςAP9.404 (Antiphil.), cf. 6.239 (Apollonid.); also, of perfumed unguent, ib.6.275 (Noss.); of an ode, “ν. χυτόν, Μοισᾶν δόσινPi.O.7.7, cf. Parth.2.76, AP4.1.36 (Mel.); ν. ἐναρμόνιον ib.7.29 (Antip. Sid.).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Euripides, Bacchae, 143
    • Homer, Odyssey, 5.93
    • Homer, Odyssey, 9.359
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 3 to Apollo, 10
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 2 to Demeter, 49
    • Plato, Phaedrus, 247e
    • Homer, Iliad, 19.347
    • Homer, Iliad, 4.3
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