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πυρρίχ-η [ι^] (sc. ὄρχησις), ,
A.war-dance, Ar.Ra.153, X.An.6.1.12, Pl.Lg.816b; called from one Πύρριχος the inventor, acc. to Aristox. Fr.Hist.46, Str.10.3.8, 10.4.16; but acc. to Arist.Fr.519, from its being first used at the funeral of Patroclus (from πυρά); as a prizecontest, CIG2758 IV (Aphrodisias), 3089 (Teos).
2. generally, δειναὶ π. strange contortions, E.Andr.1135: prov., πυρρίχην βλέπειν 'to look daggers', Ar.Av.1169.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Aristophanes, Birds, 1169
    • Aristophanes, Frogs, 153
    • Euripides, Andromache, 1135
    • Plato, Laws, 816b
    • Strabo, Geography, 10.3.8
    • Strabo, Geography, 10.4.16
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 6.1.12
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