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γαλήνη Deriv. uncertain: perh. akin to γελάω.

stillness of the sea, calm, Od.; λευκὴ γ. id=Od.; ἐλόωσι γαλήνην will sail the calm sea, i. e. over it, id=Od.:—metaph., φρόνημα νηνέμου γαλάνας spirit of serenest calm, Aesch.; ἐν γαλήνηι in calm, Soph.

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