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Τελχίς (Hdn.Gr.1.17, Theod.2.267 H.), later Τελχίν (Choerob. l.c., Sch. rec. A.Pers.353), ῖνος, , of the Telchines, described as inhabitants of Crete (hence called Τελχι_νία , St.Byz.), Rhodes (Τελχι_νίς , Str.14.2.7), Sicyon (St.Byz. s.v.), Ceos (Call.Fr. 9.65 P.), or Cyprus (Paus.9.19.1), and the first workers in metal; but of ill report as spiteful sorcerers (Τ.γόητεςCall. l.c.), D.S.5.55, Str. 10.3.19, 14.2.7:—Τελχίνιος [ι_ν], α, ον, epith. of Apollo, Hera, and the Nymphs, D.S. l.c.; of Athena at Teumessus, Paus.l.c.:—Τελχίνια [ι_ν], τά, a festival at Delphi, Schwyzer 323 D9 (iv B.C.).
II. later, as Appellat. τελχίν, a spiteful person, backbiter, Call.Aet.Oxy.2079.1 (pl., glossed by βάσκανοι; τελχίν τις δαίμων Sch.rec.A.l.c.; as Adj., τελχῖνες σῆτες βίβλων, of Grammarians, AP11.321 (Phil.); as fem., “τ. δεξιάLib.Or.60.9.
III. τελχῖνες, αἱ, = αἱ ὑπὸ πληγῆς εἰς θάνατον καταφοραί, Hdn.Gr.1.17. (Connected with θέλγειν by ancient Gramm., cf. Ael.Dion.Fr.436, Hsch. s.v. Θελγῖνες; Τ . was a king of Sicyon acc. to Paus.2.5.6.)
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Aeschylus, Persians, 353
    • Homer, Iliad, 1.17
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2.5.6
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 9.19.1
    • Strabo, Geography, 10.3.19
    • Strabo, Geography, 14.2.7
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 5.55
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