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Ἐχινάδες νῆσοι). A group of small islands at the mouth of the Acheloüs belonging to Acarnania, said to have been formed by the alluvial deposits of the Acheloüs. They appear to have derived their name from their resemblance to the echinus, or sea-urchin. The largest of these islands was named Dulichium, and belonged to the kingdom of Odysseus, who is hence called Dulichius. See Herod. ii. 10.

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