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δῖνος , , δίνη, whirling, rotation, such as Anaxagoras held to be the effect of νοῦς as the regulator of the Universe, Clem.Al.Strom.2.14 (pl.); personified, “Δῖνος βασιλεύει τὸν Δί᾽ ἐξεληλακώςAr.Nu.828: generally, “ τοῦ κοσκίνου δ.Democr.164; “σφενδόνης δ.Onos.17.
2. eddy, whirlpool, Epicur.Ep.2pp.38,47U., Arist.Pr.932a5, Plu.2.404f; “δ. ἀπὸ τοῦ παντὸς ἀποκριθῆναι παντοίων εἰδέωνDemocr.167: metaph., δῖνοι ἡδυλόγου σοφίης cj. in Timo 67.4.
3. a dance, Hdn.Gr.2.492, Eust.1166.10.
II. vertigo, Hp.VC11.
III. round threshing-floor, Telesill.7, cj. in X.Oec.18.5.
IV. round goblet, Ar.V.618, IG11(2).110 (Delos, iii B. C.), al. (cf. δεῖνος, which is freq. v. l. and is found in puns with δεινός, Apolloph.1, Arched.1.4).
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    • Aristophanes, Wasps, 618
    • Xenophon, Economics, 18.5
    • Aristophanes, Clouds, 828
    • Hippocrates, De capitis vulneribus, 11
    • Onasander, Strategicus, 17
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