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οὐρα^νός , , Dor. and Boeot. ὠρανός Alcm.23.16, Theoc.2.147, 5.144, Corinn.Supp.2.79, Hymn.Is.19; Aeol. ὄρανος (
A.ὀράνωSapph.37, 64, Alc.34, but “ὠράνωSapph.1.11 (s. v.l.), Alc.17 (s. v.l.), and v. Οὐρανία): —never used in pl. by classical writers, v. 1.4: (v. fin.):
I. heaven: in Hom. and Hes.,
2. heaven, as the seat of the gods, outside or above this skyey vault, the portion of Zeus (v. Ὄλυμπος), 15.192, cf.Od.1.67, etc.; “οὐ. Οὔλυμπός τεIl.1.497, 8.394; Οὔλυμ πός τε καὶ οὐ. 19.128; πύλαι οὐρανοῦ Heaven-gate, i. e. a thick cloud, which the Ὧραι lifted and put down like a trap-door, 5.749, 8.393; so, later, οἱ ἐξ οὐρανοῦ the gods of heaven, A.Pr.897 (lyr.); οἱ ἐν οὐρανῷ θεοί (viz. Sun, etc.) Pl.R.508a; “εὔχετο, χεῖρ᾽ ὀρέγων εἰς οὐ. ἀστερόενταIl.15.371, Od.9.527; νὴ τὸν οὐ. Ar.Pl.267, 366.
4. in Philos., the heavens, universe, Pl.Plt.269d, Ti.32b, Arist.Cael.278b21, Metaph.990a20, al.: pl. in VT, οἱ οὐρανοί the heavens, LXX Ps.96(97).6, 148.4,al.
5. a region of heaven, climate, Hdt.1.142.
6. Pythag. name of 10, Theol.Ar. 59.
II. anything shaped like the vault of heaven, as,
1. vaulted roof or ceiling, Hsch.
2. roof of the mouth, palate, Arist.HA492a20, PA660a14, Ath.8.344b, AP5.104 (Marc. Arg.).
3. lid, Matro Conv.12.
4. tent, pavilion, Them.Or.13.166b.
III. pr. n., Uranos, son of Erebos and Gaia, Hes. Th.127sq.; but husband of Gaia, parent of Cronos and the Titans (cf. Οὐρανίδης), ib.106, h.Hom. 30.17, cf. A.Pr.207. (Acc. to Arist.Mu.400a7, from ὅρος and ἄνω, cf. Pl.Cra.396c. This must be wrong, but the true etym. is doubtful.)
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