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Pălămēdes , is, m., = Παλαμήδης,
I.son of Nauplius, king of Eubœa, who lost his life before Troy, through the artifices of Ulysses, Cic. Tusc. 1, 41, 98; id. Off. 3, 26, 98; Auct. Her. 2, 19, 28. He is said, by observing the flight of cranes, to have invented the letters Θ, Ξ, Φ, Χ, acc. to others the letters Υ and Δ, Plin. 7, 56, 57, § 192; Mart. 13, 75, 2.—Hence,
A. Pălămēdēus , a, um, adj., Palamedean, Manil. 4, 206.—
B. -lămēdĭăcus , a, um, adj., Palamedic: “Palamediaci calculi,the counters in the game of draughts which Palamedes invented, Cassiod. Var. 8, 31.—
C. Pălămēdĭ-cus , a, um, adj., Palamedic, Aus. Techn. de Monosyll. 25.
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