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ὅμι_λ-ος , Aeol. ὄμιλλος EM658.55 : : (ὁμός, ἴλη)
A.any assembled crowd, throng of people, for a feast, Od.1.225 ; for a spectacle, Il.18.603,23.651, cf. Pi.P.9.123, al., A.Pers.123, al., E.Cyc.100, al., Hdt. (v. infr.) : rare in Att. Com. and Prose, as Cratin.323, Th.2.65, 4.112 ; esp. the mass of the people, the crowd, opp. the chiefs, “προπάροιθεν ὁμίλουIl.3.22 ; . Δαναῶν, Τρώων, etc., 19.402,4.86, al. ; “ἵππων καὶ ἀνδρῶν .10.338 ; τὸν ψιλὸν . the crowd of irregulars, opp. ὁπλῖται, Th.4.125 ; mob,διδασκάλῳ χρείωνται ὁμίλῳHeraclit.104 ; “ πολλὸς .Hdt.1.88, cf. 3.81 ; “τυφλὸν δ᾽ ἔχει ἦτορ . ἀνδρῶν πλεῖστοςPi.N.7.24 ; but also . πολλὸς μὲν Ἕλλην περιοικέει a large Hellenic population, Hdt.5.23.
2. throng of battle, “τὴν ἔξαγ᾽ ὁμίλουIl.5.353, cf. 4.516, etc. ; πρώτῳ ἐν . in the forefront of battle, 17.471 : generally, tumult, confusion,βοῇ καὶ ὁμίλῳHdt.9.59 ; “σοφίῃ καὶ μὴ βίῃ καὶ .Id.3.127.—The word seems not to be used in pl.
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