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οὐλαί , Att. ὀλαί , αἱ,
A.barley-corns, barley-groats, which were sprinkled on the head of the victim before the sacrifice (cf. Sch.Ar. Eq.1164), Od.3.441, cf. Hdt.1.132, Ar.Eq.1167, Pax948,960, Thphr. Char.10.13 (ὀλ-, v.l. οὐλ-), SIG1024.18 (Myconos, iii/ii B. C.); “οὐλαὶ κριθῶνHdt.1.160. (The variation οὐλαί: ὀλαί points to orig. Ο᾿λϝαί, cf. ὀλβάχνιον: the Arc. form “ὀλοαίIG5(2).514.15 (Lycosura, ii B. C.) prob. comes from a bye-form Ο᾿λοϝαί. Perh. cogn. with ἀλέω (A), ἔλυμος III, ὄλυρα.)
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