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λιμν-αῖος , α, ον, (λίμνη)
A.of or from the marsh, ὄρνιθας χερσαίους καὶ λ. both land-fowl and water-fowl, Hdt.7.119, cf. Ar.Av.272; of the crocodile, “ἐὸν . . τετράπουν, χερσαῖον καὶ λ. ἐστιHdt.2.68; λ. κρηνῶν τέκνα, of frogs, Ar.Ra.211; of the beaver, Nic. Al.307; of an eel, Diph.Siph. ap. Ath.8.355d (vulg. λιμνία λ. φυτόν water-plant, Plu.2.399f.
2. of water, stagnant, Hp.Aër.7.
3. of or for marshes, λ. πλοῖον, σκάφος, PLond.2.317.9 (ii A.D.), Hld.1.31; “λ. ἄνεμοιHsch.
II. (Λίμναι) of or from Limnae, epith. of Dionysus, from his temple there, Call.Fr.37 P.: but Λιμναῖον, τό, a temple of Artemis at Limnae, on the borders of Laconia and Messenia, Str.8.4.9, cf. Paus.3.2.6: hence she was called Λιμνᾶτις v. λιμνήτης; also Λιμναία , epith. of Artemis at Sicyon and elsewhere, Id.2.7.6, etc.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Aristophanes, Birds, 272
    • Aristophanes, Frogs, 211
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.68
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.119
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2.7.6
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 3.2.6
    • Strabo, Geography, 8.4.9
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