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γλαυκός , ή, όν, orig. without any notion of colour,
A.gleaming (cf. γλαύσσω, γλαυσός), once in Hom., “γλαυκὴ δέ σε τίκτε θάλασσαIl.16.34 (hence γλαυκὴ δυσπέμφελος, = the sea, Hes. Th.440): so in Trag. (not A.), “γ. λίμναS.Fr.371,476; “ἅλςE.Cyc.16; “οἶδμαId.Hel.1501 (lyr.); later “γ. σελάναMesom.Sol.21; “πλήθοντα πυρὸς γλαυκοῖο σελήνηTryph.514; “ἀστέρεςHim.Ecl.13.37; “γ. ἠώςTheoc.16.5; also “γ. δράκωνPi.O.8.37 (expld. by, = γλαύκωψ, γλαυκῶπις).
II. later, of colour (“κυανοῦς λευκῷ κεραννύμενοςPl.Ti.68c; cf. γλαυκότερον κυάνοιο φαείνεται Hegesianax 1), bluish green or grey, of the olive, S.OC701, E.IT1101, Tr.802 (all lyr.), etc.; of the elder, Emp.93; ὀπώρα, of grapes, S.Tr.703; of vine leaves, AP9.87 (Marc. Arg.); of the beryl and topaz, D.P.1119 sq.; “μάραγδοςNonn.D.5.178.
2. freq. of the eye, light blue, grey, opp. μέλας, χαροπός, Arist.GA779b13, HA492a3, cf. Paus.1.14.6; “ἔθνος γ. ἰσχυρῶς καὶ πυρρόνHdt.4.108, cf. Hp.Aër.14, Arist.Pr.892a3, etc.; “γ. ἈθάναE.Heracl.754 (lyr.), Theoc.28.1, cf. Plot.4.4.19; cf. γλαυκῶπις: —this colour was not admired, Luc.DMeretr.2.1, Philostr. VA7.42.
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