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μήτρα (A), Ion. μήρ-τρη , , (μήτηρ)
A.womb, Hp.Prorrh.2.24, Hdt.3.108 (dub.l.), Pl.Ti.91d, etc.: also in pl., Hp.Loc.Hom.47, Vict.1.30, Hdt. l.c.: the cervix including the orifice of the womb, Arist.HA510b14.
2. a swine's matrix, reckoned a great dainty, “μήτρας τόμοιςTelecl.1.14; “μήτραν . . πωλοῦσιν, ἥδιστον κρέαςAntiph.220; “ὑπὲρ μήτρας . . ἀποθανεῖνAlex.193, cf. Plu.2.733e, Ath.3.96f.
3. metaph., source, origin, D.L.7.46; “μῆτραι τῆς ψυχῆςPh.1.441.
II. core, heart-wood of trees, Thphr.HP1.6.1.
b. diseased condition of the wood, 'soft-wood', ib.2.7.3.
III. queen-wasp, opp. ἐργάται, Arist. HA627b32,al.
IV. μ. χελωνίων, χελωνίοις, bolts for locks, BGU 1028.20,26 (ii A.D.); μ. θύρας, = repagulum, Gloss.
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    • Herodotus, Histories, 3.108
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