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λύσις 1 λύω

I.a loosing, setting free, releasing, ransoming, of a slain man, Il.; λ. θανάτου deliverance from death, Od.; πενίης Theogn., etc.
2.absol. a means of letting loose, Soph.:— deliverance from guilt by expiatory rites, id=Soph.; οὐδ᾽ ἔχει λύσιν [τὰ πήματα] admit not of atonement, id=Soph.
II.a loosing, parting, λ. ψυχῆς ἀπὸ σώματος Plat.:— dissolution, πολιτείας Arist.
III.= δόρπου λ. a place for banqueting, Pind.

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