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ἐπῳδ-ός , όν, (ἐπᾴδω
A.singing to or over, using songs or charms to heal wounds, “ἐπῳδοὶ μῦθοιPl.Lg.903b.
b. Subst., enchanter,. καὶ γόηςE.Hipp. 1038 (but “γόης .Ba.234): c. gen., a charm for or against,ἔθυσεν αὑτοῦ παῖδα ἐπῳδὸν Θρῃκίων ἀημάτωνA.Ag.1418 ; . τῶν τοιούτων one to charm away such fears, Pl.Phd.78a.
2. Pass., sung to music,φωναίPlu.2.622d ; fit for singing,ποιητικὴν . παρέχεινS.E.M.6.16.
b. sung or said after, μορφῆς ἐπῳδόν called after this form, E. Hec.1272.
II. in Metre, as Subst.,
1. ἐπῳδός, , Sch.metr. Pi.O.4 (, Gal.UP17.3, dub. in D.H.Comp.19), epode, part of a lyric ode sung after the strophe and antistrophe, ib.26, Gal. l.c., Sch.metr. Pi.l.c., etc.
2. ἐπῳδός, , verse or passage returning at intervals, in Alcaics and Sapphics, D.H.Comp.19 ; chorus, burden, refrain, Ph. 1.312 : metaph., κοινὸς ἁπάσης ἀδολεσχίας . the 'old story', Plu.2.507e.
b. shorter verse of a couplet, as in the metres invented by Archilochus, Hermog.Inv.4.4 : hence of short poems written in such metres, “ἐπῳδοίHeph.Poëm.7.2 ; “ἐπῳδάPlu.2.1141a.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (10):
    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 1418
    • Euripides, Bacchae, 234
    • Euripides, Hecuba, 1272
    • Euripides, Hippolytus, 1038
    • Pindar, Olympian, 4
    • Plato, Laws, 671a
    • Plato, Laws, 903b
    • Plato, Phaedo, 78a
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De Compositione Verborum, 19
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De Compositione Verborum, 26
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