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ἐλέφας , αντος, θήλεια . Phylarch.36J.): irreg. gen.
A.ἐλεφάντουBCH35.286(Delos, ii B.C.): dat. pl. “-τοιςLXX 1 Ma.1.17 (v.l.):—elephant, first mentioned by Hdt. as a native of Africa, 3.114,4.191; “ἐλέφαντος ὀδόντεςId.3.97; of the Indian elephant, first in Arist. Cael.298a13, HA610a15, cf. Paus.1.12.4.
II. in Hom. only of elephant's tusk, ivory, Il.5.583, cf. Hes.Sc.141, Pi.O.1.27, Pl.R.373a, GDI5500, etc.: Aeol. ἐλέφαις Sapph.Supp.20a10.
III. = ἐλεφαντίασις, Aret.SD2.13, IG3.1423, Gal.15.331.
IV. a precious stone, Thphr.Lap.37.
V. a kind of cup, Damox.1.1.
VI. = ἐλεφάντωσις, Apul.Herb.36.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (9):
    • Herodotus, Histories, 3.114
    • Herodotus, Histories, 3.97
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.191
    • Hesiod, Shield of Heracles, 141
    • Homer, Iliad, 5.583
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 1.12.4
    • Plato, Republic, 373a
    • Aretaeus, De causis et signis acutorum morborum (lib. 2), 2.13
    • Old Testament, 1 Maccabees, 1.17
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