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χαλκίς , ίδος, , an unknown bird (cf. κύμινδις), Il.14.291, cf. Arist.HA615b10, Parth.13.4:—Cratin.315 (hex.) parodies Il.l.c., taking χ. in the sense of
A.a brazen pot.
2. = pica maritima (i. e. roller, Coracias garrula), Gloss.
II. a migratory fish, perh. pilchard or sardine, Clupea sardina, Epich.48, al., Arist.HA543a2, Numen. ap. Ath.7.328d, Opp.H.1.244; also a freshwater fish, Arist. HA568a18.
III. = ζιγνίς, a poisonous lizard, cicigna, ib.604b23, Plin.HN32.30, Aët.13.15; cf. “χαλκιδικός11.2.
IV. at Lacedaemon, female slave, Proxen.8, Eust.1090.57.
V. as pr. n., Χαλκίς, ίδος, , Chalcis, name of various cities, Il.2.537, etc.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (4):
    • Homer, Iliad, 2.537
    • Homer, Iliad, 14.291
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 32.30
    • Parthenius, Narrationes Amatoriae, 13.4
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