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λάχν-η , ,
A.soft woolly hair, down, as of the first beard, “πρίν σφωϊν . . πυκάσαι γένυς εὐανθέϊ λάχνῃOd.11.320; “ὅτε λάχναι νιν μέλαν γένειον ἔρεφονPi.O.1.68; of the thin hair on Thersites' head, “ψεδνὴ δ᾽ ἐπενήνοθε λ.Il.2.219; of the soft nap or pile on cloth, “οὔλη δ᾽ ἐπενήνοθε λ.10.134; of the scanty hairs on the elephant, Luc.Philops.24; of the hair or fur of wild beasts, “λάχνῃ δέρμα κατάσκιονHes.Op.513; of the bear's or polecat's fur, Opp.C.3.140, Nic.Th.690; of sheep's wool, S.Tr.690, Opp.C.2.379; of ox's hair, A.R.1.325: in pl., of the hedgehog's quills, Plu.2.98d, Opp.H.2.369.
II. metaph., leafage, Nic.Al.410, Opp.H.4.167, 380 (pl.).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Hesiod, Works and Days, 513
    • Homer, Iliad, 10.134
    • Homer, Odyssey, 11.320
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 690
    • Homer, Iliad, 2.219
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 1.325
    • Lucian, Philopsuedes sive incredulus, 24
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