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πηγή 1

I.mostly in pl. of running waters, streams, Hom., etc.; distinct from κρουνός (the spring or well-head), κρουνὼ δ᾽ ἵκανον καλλιρρόω, ἔνθα δὲ πηγαὶ δοιαὶ ἀναΐσσουσι Il.:—in sg., Aesch.
2.metaph. streams, of tears, πηγαὶ κλαυμάτων, δακρύων id=Aesch., Soph.; so, πηγαὶ γάλακτος Soph.; πόντου πηγαῖς with sea- water, Eur.; παγαὶ πυρός Pind.
II.= κρήνη, a fount, source, πηγαὶ ἡλίου the fount of light, i. e. the East, Aesch.:—in sg., πηγὴ ἀργύρου, of the silver-mines at Laureion, id=Aesch.; τῆς ἀκουούσης πηγῆς δι᾽ ὤτων, i. e. the sense of hearing, Soph.
2.metaph. the fount, source, origin, πηγὴ κακῶν Aesch.; ἡδονῶν, νοσημάτων Plat.

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