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δράκων [α^], οντος, : (prob. from δέρκομαι, δρα^κεῖν, cf. Porph.Abst. 3.8):—
A.dragon, serpent, Il.11.39, al.; interchangeable with ὄφις, 12.202, 208, cf. Hes. Th.322, 825, Pi.N.1.40, A.Th.292 (lyr.); “ἀετὸς καὶ δ. πολέμιαArist.HA609a4; perh. a water-snake, ib.602b25.
II. the constellation Draco, Arat.46, al., Man.2.69.
III. a sea-fish, the great weever, Epich.60, Arist.HA598a11, Hp.Vict.2.48.
IV. = κηρύκειον, prob. a wand with a serpent coiled round it, S.Fr.700 (cf. 701).
2. serpent-shaped bracelet or necklace, Luc.Am.41.
3. a noose or crossed bandage for the ankle, Heraclas ap.Orib.48.5.1.
4. dragon-standard, Lib.Or.1.144, Them.Or.18.219a, cf. Or. 1.2a: hence, corps of 1,000 men in the Parthian army, Luc.Hist. Conscr.29.
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    • Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 292
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 322
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 825
    • Homer, Iliad, 11.39
    • Homer, Iliad, 12.202
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 700
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 701
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