(sc. ἐλαῖαι) αἱ, the sacred olives in the Academy, prob. so called, because parted (μειρόμεναι) from the original olive-stock in the Acropolis, Ar.:— ΖεὺςΜόριος, was the guardian of these sacred olives, Soph.
Liddell and Scott. An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon. Oxford. Clarendon Press. 1889.
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