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Λίνος [ι^], , Linos, a mythical minstrel, Hes.Fr.192, Theoc.24.105, Apollod.1.3.2.
II. as Appellat., the song or lay of Linos, whether composed by him or upon him; λίνον δ᾽ ὑπὸ καλὸν ἄειδε λεπταλέῃ φωνῇ sang the lay of Linos in accompaniment, Il.18.570, cf. Pi.Fr.139.5, Hdt.2.79, E.HF348 (lyr.), Ar.Byz. ap. Ath.14.619c, and v. οἰτόλινος. (In Il. l. c. Zenod. read λίνος and interpreted it of the string of the instrument, which was orig. made of flax acc. to Sch.)
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (4):
    • Pseudo-Apollodorus, Library, 1.3.2
    • Euripides, Heracles, 348
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.79
    • Homer, Iliad, 18.570
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