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μυῖα , Att. μῦα Thphr.HP3.7.5, Phot.: :—, Il.2.469, 4.131, Simon.32, etc.; carrion-fly, bluebottle, Il.19.25,31; gall-insect, Thphr. l.c.: prov., μυίης θάρσος, of excessive boldness, Il.17.570; “ἐάν τις . . ὥσπερ μ. πρόσπτηταιX.Mem.3.11.5; δειπνεῖν ἄκλητος μ. a fly for coming to dinner uninvited, Antiph.195.7; ἐλέφαντα ἐκ μυίας ποιεῖν 'to make a mountain out of a molehill', Luc.Musc.Enc.12; μυῖα στρατιῶτις, μ. κύων, ibid.; “δραίνω μυῖ᾽ ὅσονHerod.1.15.
II. χαλκῆ μυῖα a game like blindman's-buff, Id.9a, Poll.9.123; cf. μυΐνδα.
III. used by peasants of bees, Eust.257.6. (Cf. Lith. musià 'fly', Lat. musca, etc.)
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