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δέμας δέμω

I.the frame of man, the body, Hom.; rarely of other animals, Od.; properly the living body.Hom. uses it only in acc. sg., absol., μικρὸς δέμας small in stature; ἄριστος δέμας, δέμας ἀθανάτοισι ἔοικε, etc. Trag. as a periphrasis, like κάρα, κτανεῖν μητρῷον δ. Aesch.; Ἡράκλειον δ. Eur.; Δαματρὸς ἀκτᾶς δ., i. e. bread, id=Eur. adv., δέμας πυρὸς αἰθομένοιο in form or fashion like burning fire, Lat. instar ignis, Il.

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