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ὕδρα , Ion. ὕδρη , , (cf. ὕδωρ)
A.water-serpent, but esp. of the Lernaean hydra, Hes.Th.313, S.Tr.574,836 (lyr.), 1094; Ὕδραν τέμνειν, prov. of labour in vain, because two heads sprang up for every one which was cut off, Pl.R.426e: pl., but still with reference to the Lernaean hydra, E.Heracl.950, Ph.[1136]: prov., “ὕδρης ποικιλώτεροςHerod.3.89 (“ἐπὶ τῶν δολερῶνDiogenian.7.69).
II. name of a constellation, = ὕδρος 111, Arat.444, etc.
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    • Euripides, Heraclidae, 950
    • Euripides, Phoenician Women, 1136
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 313
    • Plato, Republic, 426e
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 1094
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 574
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 836
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