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Δι^όσ-κοροι (the Att. form, Phryn.212), Ion. and later Διόσ-κουροι , οἱ,
A.the sons of Zeus, i. e. the twins of Leda, Castor and Polydeuces, h.Hom.33.1, etc.: dual Διοσκόρω, τώ, Ar.Pax285, Ec.1069, E.Or.465, Amphis 9, Men.846, Them.Or.21.253d: sg. dub. in Hippon. 120, cf. Varro LL5.66: Διόσκοροι is required by metre in E.Hel.1643, El.1239: “-κούρωνPl.Euthd.293a; “-κόρωνId.Lg.796b, cod. Laur. in Th.3.75: both forms in codd. of Hdt.2.43, 6.127.
II. constellation named from them the Twins, Eratosth. Cat.10.
III. = παρωτίδες, Gal.19.440, Eust.410.17.
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