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νεοσσός , Att. νεοττ- , , (νέος)
A.young bird, nestling, chick, Il.2.311, 9.323, S.Ant.425, Ar.Av.835, Ev.Luc.2.24, etc.; “ἀπτῆνες ν.Plu.2.48a.
2. any young animal, as a young crocodile, Hdt.2.68; of young children, A.Ch.256, 501, E.Alc.403 (lyr.), al., Pl.Lg.776a: fem., ἦν νεοττὸς καὶ νέα (sc. Lais) Epicr.3.15: in pl., young bees, X. Oec.7.34, Arist.HA624a22; Ἄρεως ν., of the cock, Ar.Av.835 (also ironically, of a person, Pl.Com.104): collective, ἵππου ν. the horse's brood, A.Ag.825.
3. yolk of an egg, Arist.HA565a3, Orac. ap. Chrysipp.Stoic.2.344; cf. νεοττίον.—The disyll. form νοσσός is cited in AB109 from A.Fr.113 and occurs in S.Oxy.2081 (b) Fr.3: this and cogn. forms (commonly found in later Gr.) are condemned as ἀδόκιμα by Phryn.182.
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    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 825
    • Aeschylus, Libation Bearers, 256
    • Aeschylus, Libation Bearers, 501
    • Aristophanes, Birds, 835
    • Euripides, Alcestis, 403
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.68
    • Homer, Iliad, 2.311
    • Homer, Iliad, 9.323
    • New Testament, Luke, 2.24
    • Plato, Laws, 776a
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 425
    • Xenophon, Economics, 7.34
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