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πρηστήρ , ῆρος, , (πρήθω)
A.hurricane or waterspout attended with lightning (Placit.3.3.1, Arist.Mete.371a16, Chrysipp.Stoic.2.203, Epicur. Ep.2p.47U., Lucr.6.424,445), “πρηστήρων ἀνέμωνHes.Th.846; “θαλάσσης τὸ μὲν ἥμισυ γῆ, τὸ δ᾽ ἥμισυ π.Heraclit.31; “βρονταί τε καὶ πρηστῆρες ἐπεσπίπτουσιHdt.7.42; “τυφῷ καὶ πρηστῆριAr.Lys.974; “ . . νεὼς τῆς Ἀθηνᾶς ἐνεπρήσθη π. ἐμπεσόντοςX.HG1.3.1; “π. χθόνιοςtornado, Arist.Mu.395a10; “πρηστῆρες καὶ κεραυνοίThphr.Ign.1.
II. pair of bellows,πρηστῆρος αὐλόςPlacit.2.20.1, 2.25.1: pl., A.R.4.777.
III. pl., veins of the neck when swollen by anger, Poll.2.134, Hsch.
IV. a kind of serpent, whose bite is poisonous, Dsc.4.37, Philum.Ven.19, Ael.NA6.51.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.42
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 846
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 1.3.1
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 4.777
    • Aristophanes, Lysistrata, 974
    • Aelian, De Natura Animalium, 6.51
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