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κύα^νος [υ^], (later , v. infr. 1.3, 7),
A.dark-blue enamel, esp. used to adorn armour, “δέκα οἶμοι μέλανος κυάνοιοIl.11.24, cf. 35; “πτύχες κυάνουHes.Sc.143; also θριγκὸς κυάνοιο, of a cornice, Od.7.87; so perh. in IG12.367.7, 42(1).102.244 (Epid.).
2. lapis lazuli, κ. αὐτοφυής (opp. σκευαστός) Thphr.Lap.39, al., Dsc.5.91, etc. (perh. also in Pl.Phd.113c); κ. ἄρρην, θῆλυς, Thphr.Lap.31: also an imitation made in Egypt, ib.55.
3. blue copper carbonate, Hp.Cord.2, Gal.12.233 ( and ), Luc.Lex.22; “βαπτὴ κ.AP6.229 (Crin.).
4. blue cornflower, Plin.HN21.68.
5. a bird, perh. blue thrush, Turdus cyanus, Arist.HA617a23, Ael.NA4.59.
6. sea-water, Hsch.
7. fem., the colour blue, Mete.162.4.
II. as Adj., = κυάνεος, Nic.Th.438 (unless κυανός as in GC23.11, codd. Pl.l.c.): Comp. -ώτερος Anacreont.16.11: Sup. -ώτατος Philostr. Im.1.6. [υ_ in dactylic verses, metri gr., cf. κυάνεος, etc.]
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Hesiod, Shield of Heracles, 143
    • Homer, Iliad, 11.24
    • Homer, Odyssey, 7.87
    • Plato, Phaedo, 113c
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 21.68
    • Lucian, Lexiphanes, 22
    • Aelian, De Natura Animalium, 4.59
    • Philostratus the Lemnian (Philostratus Major), Imagines, 1.6
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