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Μέμνων , ονος, , (μένω)
A.the Steadfast or Resolute (but cf. θρασυμέμνων), as pr. n., Memnon, Od.11.522, Hes.Th.984.
2. his statue at Thebes which was said to sound musically when struck by the light of the rising sun, Str.17.1.46, Epigr.Gr.988 (Balbilla), Luc. Tox.27:—hence Μεμνόνειος or μεμβρ-όνιος , α, ον, of Memnon, Str.17.1.42; Μεμνόνειον , τό, the temple of M., in Egypt, Id.17.1.46; or at Susa, Id.15.3.2; “τὰ βασιλήϊα τὰ ΜεμνόνιαHdt.5.53; Μεμνόνιον ἄστυ, i. e. Susa, ib.54.
II. a black bird, named after Memnon, Ael.NA 5.1, Q.S.2.647, Dionys.Av.1.8, cf. μεμνονίδες.
III. μέμνων, a name for the ass at Athens, from its patient nature, Hsch.:—hence μεμνόνεια (sc. κρέα), τά, ass's flesh, Id.; also, the market where it was sold, Poll.9.48.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Herodotus, Histories, 5.53
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 984
    • Homer, Odyssey, 11.522
    • Strabo, Geography, 15.3.2
    • Strabo, Geography, 17.1.42
    • Strabo, Geography, 17.1.46
    • Lucian, Toxaris vel amicitia, 27
    • Aelian, De Natura Animalium, 5.1
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