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τρήρων , ωνος, , , (τρέω)
A.timorous, shy, in Hom. always epith. of doves (i. e. of περιστεραί, the genus of which πέλειαι are a species, acc. to Eust.1262.61), “τρήρωσι πελειάσινIl.5.778, h.Ap.114, cf. Ar. Av.575; “πέλειαι τρήρωνεςOd.12.63; “τρήρωνα πέλειανIl.22.140, 23.853, cf. A.R.3.541; “κέπφοι τ.Ar.Pax 1067.
II. fem. Subst. trembler, = περιστερά (metaph. of women), Lyc.87,423. (Since the Subst. is implied for Hom. in πολυτρήρων, τ. is perh. always a Subst., name of the genus, and τ. πελειάδες is to be compared with ἴρηξ κίρκος, σῦς κάπρος, etc.)
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Aristophanes, Birds, 575
    • Aristophanes, Peace, 1067
    • Homer, Iliad, 23.853
    • Homer, Iliad, 5.778
    • Homer, Odyssey, 12.63
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 3 to Apollo, 114
    • Homer, Iliad, 22.140
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 3.541
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