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ξουθός , ή, όν,
A.rapidly moving to and fro, nimble, φεύγετε τῆς ξουθῆς δειλότεροι κεμάδος Herodic. ap. Ath.5.222a ; κόμαι . . ξουθοῖσιν ἀνέμοις ἐνετρύφων φορούμεναι in the rustling breezes, Chaerem.1.7 ; “ξ. ἀλκυόνεςAP9.333 (Mnasalc.) ; ξ. πτέρυγες rustling, whirring wings of the Dioscuri, h.Hom.33.13 ; whirring or steadily-beating wings of the eagle, B.5.17 ; ξουθᾶν ἐκ πτερύγων ἁδὺ κρέκουσα μέλος, of the cricket, AP7.192 (Mnasalc.).
3. of the bee, either nimble, or humming (cf. ξουθόπτερος), S.Fr.398.5, E.IT165 (anap.), 635, Pl.Epigr.32.6, Antiph.52.7, Theoc.7.142, AP9.226.1 (Zon.), v.l. in APl.4.305.3 (Antip.).
4. of the sound produced by a trilling larynx or vibrating wing, ξουθὸν μέλος (of a song-bird) chirruping note, Opp.H.4.123 ; οὔρεσι καὶ σκιεραῖς ξουθὰ λαλεῦντα νάπαις, of the τέττιξ, AP9.373.4.
5. ξ. ἱππαλεκτρυών perh. nimble horse-cock, A.Fr.134, parodied in Ar.Pax 1177, Av.800, Ra.932.
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