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μέροψ , οπος, , poet. word, used only in pl. as epith. of men, derived by Gramm. from μείρομαι, ὄψ,
A.dividing the voice, i. e. articulate (cf. Hsch., Sch.11.1.250), “μ. ἄνθρωποιIl. l.c., Hes.Op.109, etc.; “μ. βροτοί11.2.285; “μερόπεσσι λαοῖςA.Supp.90 (lyr.): hence as Subst., = ἄνθρωποι, Musae.Fr.13 D., A.Ch.1018 (anap.), E.IT1263 (lyr.), A.R.4.536, Call.Fr.418, AP7.563 (Paul. Sil.); a usage satirized by Strato Com., 1.6 sq.
II. in sg. and pl., bee-eater, Merops apiaster, Arist.HA615b25, Plu.2.976d; cf. εἴροψ.
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    • Aeschylus, Libation Bearers, 1018
    • Aeschylus, Suppliant Maidens, 90
    • Euripides, Iphigeneia in Taurus, 1263
    • Hesiod, Works and Days, 109
    • Hesiod, Works and Days, 11.2.285
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 4.536
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