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ὄρχις , ιος and εως, , Att. nom. pl. ὄρχεις, Ion. ὄρχιες,
A.testicle, freq. in pl., testicles, Hdt.4.109, Hp.Aër.4, Eub.63.4 (anap.), etc. ; cf. ὄσχις.
2. in females, ovaries, Gal.2.810, al.
II. plant so called from the form of its root, salep, Orchis papilionacea, and O. longicruris, Thphr. HP9.18.3, Dsc.3.126.
III. ὄρχις, , a kind of olive, Colum.5.8; cf. ὀρχάς (B). (Cf. Avest. arazi 'testicles'.)
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