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Κέρκωψ , ωπος, , (κέρκος), name of a race of mischievous dwarfs connected by legend with Heracles, Diotim. ap. Suid.s.v. Εὐρύβατος; ἕδραι Κερκώπων, near Thermopylae, Hdt.7.216; subject of poem ascribed to Hom., Harp., Suid.
2. metaph., knave, Aeschin.2.40, LXXPr.26.22, Gal.14.648; “γόης τις Κ. λόγωνCom.Adesp.1307; οἱ Κέρκωπες or Κερκώπων ἀγορά, at Athens, Knavesmarket, D.L.9.114, Eust.1430.35.
II. long-tailed ape, Manil.4.668.
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    • Aeschines, On the Embassy, 40
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.216
    • Old Testament, Proverbs, 26.22
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