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νείαιρα^ , acc. sg.
A.-α^νIl.16.465, Hp.Mul.1.64, 2.137, Nat.Mul.5, 6, al. (codd. opt.), Call.Fr.106 codd., Nic.Al.270; dat. “-Il. (v. infr.):—fem. Adj. (formed like γέραιρα) with comp. sense, lower, νειαίρῃ δ᾽ ἐν γαστρί in the lower part of the belly, Il.5.539,616, cf. Hp.; “νείαιραν σάρκαNic. l.c.:—also νέαιρα , “νέαιραν γνάθονSimon. 244.
II. Subst., νείαιρα the abdomen,βάρος ἐν νειαίρῃHp.Coac. 579, cf. Call. l.c.; cf. νειρός (A). (Cogn. with νέατος (A): orig. perh. Νήαιρα, whence νέαιρα (lengthd. to νείαιρα in text of Hom.), contr. Νῇρα, whence νεῖρα.
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