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the owl, so called from its glaring eyes (v. γλαυκός, and cf. σκώψ); γλαῦκ᾽ Ἀθήναζε, γλαῦκ᾽ εἰς Ἀθήνας "carry coals to Newcastle, " Ar.: Athen. silver coins were called γλαῦκες, because they were stamped with an owl, id=Ar.

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