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ὄστρε-ον or ὄστρειον , τό,
A.oyster; the proper Att. form is ὄστρειον (“ὄστρεια . . ἔλεγον οἱ ἀρχαῖοιAth.3.92e, cf. Moer.p.285 P. (who recommends ὀστρία [ι_] wrongly), Phot., etc.), and this is required by the metre in the earlier Poets, “κόγχοι, μύες, κὤστρειαA.Fr.34; “ὄστρεια συμμεμυκόταEpich.42 (ὄστρεα codd. Ath.); “πίννῃσι καὶ ὀστρείοισιν ὁμοίηCratin.8; “πίνναι, λεπάδες, μύες, ὄστρειαAnaxandr.41.61 (anap.); while ὄστρεον is used in late Ep., Matro Conv.16, Nic.Fr.83, and is found in Pap., PCair.Zen.82.13 (iii B. C.), POxy.738.5 (i A. D.):—the readings vary in Pl. (v. infr. III), as in Arist., cf. HA490b10, 525a20: generally, of all bivalves, ib.525a20, 528a1, Fr.304, Gal.12.345.
II. oyster- or bivalve-shell, Arist.HA531b5, 590a32.
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