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ὕδρος , , (ὕδωρ)
A.water-snake, Coluber natrix, Il.2.723, Hdt.2.76, Arist.HA487a23, 508b1; “λευκὸς ὡς ὕδρου γαστήρCall.Iamb.1.218 ( = εἶδος δράκοντος, Sch. in mg.).
II. a small water-animal, = φαλάγγιον or σαῦρος, Artem.4.56.
III. the constellation Hydra, Eudox. ap. Hipparch.2.2.13. (Cf. Skt. udrás, OE. oter 'otter'.)
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    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.76
    • Homer, Iliad, 2.723
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