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λύσσ-α^ , Att. λύττα^ , ,
A.rage, fury, in Hom. always of martial rage, “κρατερὴ δέ λ. δέδυκενIl.9.239; λ. ἔχων ὀλοήν ib.305; “λ. δέ οἱ κῆρ αἰὲν ἔχε κρατερή21.542.
2. after Hom., raging madness, frenzy, such as was caused by the gods, as that of 10, “λύσσης πνεύματι μάργῳA.Pr.883 (anap.); of Orestes, Id.Ch.287, E.Or.254, etc.; of the Proetides, B.10.102; of Bacchic frenzy, “ἐλαφρὰ λ.E. Ba.851; θοαὶ Λύσσας κύνες, of the Furies, ib.977 (lyr.); “λύσσῃ παράκοποςAr.Th.680: strengthd., “λ. μανιάςS.Fr.941.4; “λύττα ἐρωτικήPl.Lg.839a; λ. alone, of raging love, Theoc.3.47; simply, rage, Phld.Ir.p.77 W.; fanaticism, “περὶ τὰς αἱρέσειςGal.8.148 (pl.).
3. personified, Λύσσα the goddess of madness, E.HF823.
II. rabies, in dogs, X.An.5.7.26, Arist.HA604a5, Gal.1.296; in horses, Porph. Abst.3.7.
2. the worm under the tongue of dogs, removed from the belief that it produces rabies, Plin.HN29.100.
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    • Aeschylus, Libation Bearers, 287
    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 883
    • Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae, 680
    • Bacchylides, Epinicians, 10.102
    • Euripides, Bacchae, 851
    • Euripides, Bacchae, 977
    • Euripides, Heracles, 823
    • Euripides, Orestes, 254
    • Homer, Iliad, 9.239
    • Homer, Iliad, 21.542
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 1 to Dionysus, 10
    • Plato, Laws, 839a
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 5.7.26
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 941.4
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