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Ὑέλη , , Velia in Lower Italy, Hdt.1.167, Str.6.1.1: also called Οὐέλιαι (
A.v.l. Βελίαι), Ptol.Geog.3.1.8; “ΟὐέλιαD.H.1.20, who says this form is an old dialect word (ϝέλια) for ἑλώδη = marshy places; but ἕλος prob. had no. ϝ. (The coins have υελητων, υελητεων, and ϝελητων), B Mus.Cat.Coins Italypp.304,305, 306; the Oscan name Velia was prob. adapted as *Υ̓ελέη (hence Υ̓ελῆ is more prob. than Υ̓έλη) and Ἐλέα.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (4):
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.167
    • Strabo, Geography, 6.1.1
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae, 1.20
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae, 306
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