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Ἄδων-ις [α^], ιδος (also ιος Pherecr.198), , Adonis,
A. τὸν ἌδωνινSapph.63; “Ἀδώνι᾽ ἄγομεν καὶ τὸν . κλάομενPherecr.170; ὥδωνις, i.e. ., Theoc.3.47:—hence, generally, favourite, darling, “δεῖ Ἀδώνιδας αὐτοὺς ἀκούεινLuc.Merc.Cond.35, cf. Alciphr.1.39, AP5.112 (Marc.Arg.).
2. Ἀδώνιδος κῆποι cuttings planted in pots for the Adonia, Pl.Phdr.276b, Thphr.HP6.7.3, cf. Theoc.15.113: prov., of any short-lived pleasure, Sch.Pl.l.c.
3. αὐλὴ Ἀδώνιδος, at Rome, garden on the Palatine, Philostr.VA7.32.
II. kind of flying-fish, = ἐξώκοιτος, Clearch.73, Opp.H. 1.157, etc.
III. Adonis-flower, Anemone fulgens, Aus.Idyll.6.11.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (3):
    • Plato, Phaedrus, 276b
    • Lucian, De mercede, 35
    • Philostratus the Athenian, Life of Apollonius of Tyana, 7.32
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