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κλείδουχ-ος , Att. κληδ- , ον, (ἔχω)
A.holding the keys: hence, having charge or custody of a place, “Ἔρωτα τᾶς Ἀφροδίτας θαλάμων κλῃδοῦχονE.Hipp.540 (lyr.); Ἰώ, κ. Ἥρας her priestess, A.Supp.291, cf. Phoronis 4, E.IT131 (lyr.), IG22.974.23,3.172.7; “κ. ΔιόςE.Hyps.Fr.3(1)iv 28; of Pallas, tutelary goddess, Ar.Th.1142 (lyr.); τῶν συνδέσμων ἑκάστου κ. Μοῖρα protectress of . . , Plu.2.591b; of Aeacus, IG14.1746; “κ. νεκύων πύλαιAP7.391 (Bass.); of Hecate, Orph.Fr.316.
II. of the numbers 4 and 10, believed by the Pythag. to be the keys of the order of nature, Theol.Ar.22,60: wrongly called κλαδοῦχοι (fr. κλάδος), through misunderstanding of Dor. κλα?δ-, Lyd.Mens.1.15 (v.l. κλειδ-), EM253.50.
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    • Aeschylus, Suppliant Maidens, 4
    • Aeschylus, Suppliant Maidens, 291
    • Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae, 1142
    • Euripides, Hippolytus, 540
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