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ἄμπελος , , any climbing plant with tendrils, esp.
A.grape-vine, Vitis vinifera (“. οἰνοφόροςDsc.4.181; .τῆς Ἴδης is a variety, V.v. apyrena, grape-currant, Thphr.HP3.17.4), Hom. (not in Il. exc. in Adj. ἀμπελόεις), etc.; “πυροὶ καὶ κριθαὶ καὶ ἄμπελοιOd.9.110, cf.133, Alc.44, Hdt. 4.195, etc.; “. καὶ ἐλάαν καὶ τὰ ἄλλα ἀκρόδρυαThphr.HP4.4.11; . τὴν περὶ τὸ ἱερὸν κόπτοντες, in collective sense (cf. ἵππος, ), Th.4.90; of wine, “ἀμπέλου δρόσοςPi.O.7.2; “ἀμπέλου παῖςId.N.9.52.
2.. ἀγρίαwild vine, Vitis silvestris, Dsc.4.181, 5.2, Plin.HN23.19:—also = . λευκή, Thphr.9.14.1, 9.20.3, Gal.14.186.
3.. λευκήbryony, Bryonia cretica, Dsc.4.182, Gal.11.826 (but λευκὴ . white grape, Thphr.CP1.20.5).
4. μέλαιναblack bryony, Tamus communis, Dsc.4.183, Gal.11.827.
5.. ποντίαwrack, Fucus volubilis, Thphr.HP4.6.9.
II. vineyard, Ael.NA11.32.
III. engine for protecting besiegers, mantlet, Apollod.Poliorc.141.7.
IV. measure of length, = 20 παλαισταί, Hero *Deff.131.
V. = αἰγιαλός (Cyren.), Hsch.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.195
    • Homer, Odyssey, 9.110
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.90
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 23.19
    • Aelian, De Natura Animalium, 11.32
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