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πέλωρ-ος , η, ον, also ος, ον Od. 15.161 (the only example of the fem. in Hom.) :—
A.monstrous, prodigious, huge, with collat. notion of terrible, in Hom. much rarer than the form πελώριος, but in Hes. the more common ; “δράκοντα φέρων ὀνύχεσσι πέλωρονIl.12.202 ; χῆνα φ. . π. Od.l.c. ; π. ὄφιν, δεινόν τε μέγαν τε. Hes. Th.299 ; Γαῖα πελώρη ib.159, 173, Q.S.2.225 ; θάμβ<*> Maiist.55 ; ὡς φοβερός, ὡς π. Ezek. Exag.125 : neut. pl. as Adv., πέλωρα βιβᾷ with gigantic tread, h.Merc. 225, cf. 349 : Sup. πελώριστος Theoc. Ep. 18.5 (fort. πεδωρισταί = Μεθορισταί (Dor. ὦρος = ὅρος), i.e. μέτοικοι).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 159
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 173
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 299
    • Homer, Odyssey, 15.161
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 4 to Hermes, 225
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 4 to Hermes, 349
    • Homer, Iliad, 12.202
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