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[22] νηίς: naiad, fountain-nymph. In appos. with “νύμφη”. — cf. “τὼ Γυγαίη τέκε λίμνη Β” 865. — For ‘orestiads,’ see 420. cf. “τῇ” (i.e. Artemis) “δέ θ᾽ ἅμα νύμφαι, κοῦραι Διὸς αἰγιόχοιο ἀγρονόμοι παίζουσι ζ” 105 f. ‘Dryads’ and ‘hamadryads’ are not mentioned in Homer. The Homeric nymphs who become enamored of mortals, all dwell in. Asia Minor, and for the most part in its northwest corner. Nymphs apparently did not abound in the Homeric times.

Ἀβαρβαρέη: i.e. the nymph of the pond near which Bucolion tended his flocks. The name is thought to refer to the clearness of the water. — These episodes in the poem served to relieve the monotony of long lists of warriors.

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