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μέταλλον , τό,
A.mine, quarry, ἁλὸς μέταλλον salt-pit, salt-mine, Hdt.4.185; “μ. τετμημένονHyp.Eux.35; “μ. παλαιὸν ἀνασάξιμονIG 22.1582.56: mostly in pl., χρύσεα καὶ ἀργύρεα μέταλλα gold and silver mines, Hdt.3.57; τὰ ἀργύρεια μ., at Laurium, Th.2.55; μέταλλα (alone) silver mines, X.Vect.4.4; μαρμάρου μ. marble quarries, Str.9.1.23.
2. mine in siege-operations, “πολιορκεῖν διὰ τῶν μ.Plb.16.11.2, al.
3. metaph., work, “οὐδ᾽ ἐν τοῖς ἀργυρείοις [ἐστί] μοι μ.Alciphr.1.36.
II. later, mineral, metal, Sammelb.4313 (i/ii A. D.), Ruf. ap. Orib.5.3.21, Nonn.D.11.26, Agath.5.9, AP7.363. (On the etym. cf. μεταλλάω.)
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Herodotus, Histories, 3.57
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.185
    • Hyperides, Against Athenogenes, 35
    • Strabo, Geography, 9.1.23
    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.55
    • Xenophon, Ways and Means, 4.4
    • Polybius, Histories, 16.11.2
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