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ὀρεύς , Ion. οὐρεύς , έως, (even
A. θῆλυς .Arist.HA577b22, though τῆς θηλείας follows τοῖς θήλεσιν ib.573a16), mule, in Il., as a beast of draught and burden, always in Ion. form, synon. with ἡμίονος, cf. 23.115 with 121, and 24.702 with 716 ; also in Ar.Ra.290, etc. ; νικᾶν τοῖς ὀρεῦσι win the mule-race, Arist.Rh.1405b25.—In Att. ἡμίονος is the usual word, though the Adj. ὀρικός is preferred to ἡμιονικός by Moer.p.273 P.
II. poet. Adj. for ὀρεινός, Lyc.1111.
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