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Ὑάδες ὕω

the Hyades, seven stars in the head of the bull, which threatened rain when they rose with the sun, Il., Hes.
Commonly deriv. from ὕω, cf. Lat. Pluviae: but the genuine Lat. name was suculae, piglings, as if ὗς were the root; and this agrees with the quantity, υ being short in ὑάδες, long in ὕω: Eur. however has ὑάδες with υ_.

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