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I.blood, Hom., etc.; in pl. streams of blood, Trag.
II.bloodshed, murder, Aesch., etc.: —ἐφ᾽ αἵματι φεύγειν to avoid trial for murder by going into exile, Dem.; so, αἷμα φεύγειν Eur. Lat. sanguis, blood-relationship, kin, Soph., Hom., etc.; πρὸς αἵματος one of the blood or race, Soph.; μητρὸς τῆς ἐμῆς ἐν αἵματι akin to her by blood, Aesch.
Deriv. uncertain.

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