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πολιός 1

I.gray, grizzled, grisly, of wolves, of iron, of the sea, Il.
2.mostly of hair, gray or hoary from age, Hom.; πολιοί gray-haired men, Od., Soph., etc.:—absol., αἱ πολιαί (sc. τρίχες) Pind.; ἅμα ταῖς πολιαῖς κατιούσαις as the gray hairs come down (i.e. from the temples to the beard), Ar.; π. δάκρυον ἐμβαλών an old man's tear, Eur.
b.metaph. hoary, venerable, id=Eur. λευκός, bright, clear, serene, Hes., Eur.

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