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ἀδελφ-ή , , fem. of ἀδελφός,
A.sister, Trag., E Fr.866, etc.; “ὁμοπατρία .Men.Georg.12, cf. PTeb.320.5 (ii A.D.): Ion. ἀδελφ-εή , Hdt.2.56, al.; Ep. ἀδελφ-ειή , Q.S.1.30; Dor. ἀδελφ-εά , Pi.N.7.4, and in lyr, passages of Trag., S.OT160, OC535.
2. kinswoman, LXX Jb.42.11.
3. term of endearment, Ca.4.9, To.5.21; applied to a wife, POxy.744.1 (i B. C.), etc.:—as a title, Βερενίκη . καὶ γυνὴ αὐτοῦ (of a cousin) OGI60.3 (iii B. C.):—sister (as a fellow Christian), Ep.Rom.16.1, etc.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.56
    • Old Testament, Job, 42.11
    • New Testament, Romans, 16.1
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 535
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 160
    • Old Testament, Canticles, 4.9
    • Old Testament, Tobit, 5.21
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