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λῦμα (A), ατος, τό, mostly in pl. (sg. in Berl.Sitzb.1927.159 (Cyrene)),
A.water used in washing, or dirt removed by washing, offscourings, “οἱ δ᾽ ἀπελυμαίνοντο καὶ εἰς ἅλα λύματα βάλλονIl.1.314; “ἀμβροσίῃ μὲν πρῶτον ἀπὸ χροὸς . . λύματα πάντα κάθηρεν14.171; “ἔκλυζεν ποταμῷ λύματαCall.Aet.3.1.25; of catarrhal discharges, purgations, Hp.Gland.12; λύμαθ᾽ ἁγνίσας ἐμά, of the blood on his hands, S.Aj.655; τόκοιο λύματα, = τὰ λόχια, Call.Jov.17: generally, offscourings, refuse, “γῆςId.Ap.109; “δόμων ἐκ λύματ᾽ ἔνεικανA.R.4.710; of ordure, Call.Fr.216; “ἔκβολα λ. δαιτόςId.Cer.116; “ἐκκλύζειν τὰ λ. τῆς πόλεως εἰς τὸν ΤίβερινStr.5.3.8, cf. Plu.2.518b.
II. moral filth, defilement, in sg., λῦμα τῷ γήρᾳ τρέφῃ; S.OC805.
III. = λύμη, ruin, A.Pr.692 (pl., lyr.): in sg., of a person, σύ τ᾽, λῦμ᾽ Ἀχαιῶν, i. e. Hector, E.Tr.591 (lyr.).
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    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 692
    • Euripides, Trojan Women, 591
    • Homer, Iliad, 14.171
    • Homer, Iliad, 1.314
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 655
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 805
    • Strabo, Geography, 5.3.8
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 4.710
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