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μειλίχιος 1 μειλίσσω

I.gentle, mild, soothing, μειλιχίοις ἐπέεσσι, μ. μύθοις Hom.; and without Subst., προσαυδᾶν μειλιχίοισι to address with gentle words, Il.; αἰδοῖ μειλιχίῃ Od., Hes.; neut. as adv., gently, Mosch.
II.gracious, Ζεὺς Μειλίχιος the protector of those who invoked him with propitiatory offerings, Thuc., Xen.
III.μειλίχια ποτά propitiatory drink-offerings, or (as others) honied drinks, honey being mixed in the drink-offerings, Soph.

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