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barley-corns, barley-groats, which were sprinkled on the head of the victim before the sacrifice, Od., Hdt., attic
Commonly derived from οὖλος, ὅλος, as if οὐλαί or ὀλαί were whole grains, unground barleycorns. Others from ἀλέω, to grind, as Lat. mola from molere.

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