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ἁλμυ^ρ-ός , ά, όν, (ἅλμη)
A.salt, briny, Hom. only in Od., and always in phrase . ὕδωρ salt sea-water, 4.511, etc.; “πόντοςHes.Th.107, Alc.26; “θάλασσαSapph.Supp.25.10; “καθ᾽ . ἅλαEpich.53, E.Tr.76; “βένθεαPi.O.7.57; ποταμός, of the Hellespont, Hdt.7.35.
2. in Prose, of taste, salt,γίνεται τὸ στόμα .Hp.Acut.(Sp.)44; “ὄψα .X.Cyr.6.2.31, cf. Hp.Vict.1.56; “αἷμαPl.Ti.84a s.v.l.; of drinking-water, brackish, Th.4.26; ofsoil, Thphr. CP6.10.1, LXX Je.17.6; opp. μῶρος (insipid), Com.Adesp.596.
3. metaph., bitter, distasteful,γειτόνημαAlcm.116, cf. Pl.Lg.705a; “ἀκοήPhdr.243d; “λόγοιAth.3.121e; ἁλμυρὰ κλαίειν weep bitterly, Theoc.23.34; “ἁλμυρὸν καταπτύσαιCerc.19.37.
b. piquant,. καὶ δριμύPlu.2.685e.
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    • Euripides, Trojan Women, 76
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.35
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 107
    • Homer, Odyssey, 4.511
    • Old Testament, Jeremiah, 17.6
    • Plato, Laws, 705a
    • Plato, Phaedrus, 243d
    • Plato, Timaeus, 84a
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.26
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 6.2.31
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