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σπέρμα 1 σπείρω

that which is sown:
I.the seed of plants, Hes., Hdt., attic:—also of animals, Pind., Eur.
2.metaph. of the germ, origin, element of anything, σπ. πυρός Od.; φλογός Pind.; κακῶν Dem.
II.seed, offspring, issue, Trag., etc.
2.race, origin, descent, id=Trag.

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