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Σειρήν , ῆνος, , Siren; in pl., Σειρῆνες, αἱ, Sirens, Od.12.39, al., cf. loc.; Ep. dual gen. Σειρήνοιιν ib.52, 167;
II. metaph., Siren, deceitful woman, E.Andr.936: also, the Siren charm of eloquence, persuasion, and the like , Alcm.7, Aeschin.3.228, Alex.Aet.7 (pl.); ποικίλη ς., of philosophy, Phld.Rh.2.145 S.; “λόγων ς. καὶ χάριςPlu.Mar.44, cf. D.H. Comp.26, Jul.Or.2.52d; “ὤλετο παρθενίη ς. ἐμήSupp.Epigr.1.567.7 (Fayum), cf. IG14.1942 (Rome); σειρῆνα θεάτρων, of Menander, ib.1183; ἔνθεον σειρῆνα χεύῃ ib.42(1).130.17 (Epid.).
III. , a kind of solitary bee or wasp, Arist.HA623b11.
IV. a small singingbird, Hsch.
2. prob. ostrich, LXX Is.13.21,al., 1Enoch 19.2.
V. as name of Zeus, dub. in Antim.94 (σείρινα acc. sg., codd.EM).
VI. a light garment, Harp. s.v. σείρινα, Phot. (Correctly written with -ει-, as name of a ship, IG22.1629.687.)
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (9):
    • Aeschines, Against Ctesiphon, 228
    • Euripides, Andromache, 936
    • Euripides, Helen, 169
    • Homer, Odyssey, 12.39
    • Old Testament, Isaiah, 1
    • Plato, Republic, 617b
    • Old Testament, Isaiah, 13.21
    • Plutarch, Caius Marius, 44
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De Compositione Verborum, 26
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