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σελήν-η , , Dor. σελάνα [λα_] Pi.O.10.75, Aeol. σελάννα Sapph. 3,53; cf. also σεληναίη:—
A.the moon, ς. πλήθουσα the full-moon, Il.18.484; ς. ἀεξομένη, ὀλίγη κεράεσσι, Arat.780,733; a moon's breadth, measure used by early astronomers, Ptol.Alm.9.10; νουμηνία κατὰ σελήνην, i.e. by the lunar month, Th.2.28, cf. SIG683.44 (ii B.C.); “τὰς ἡμέρας κατὰ ς. ἄγεινD.L.1.59, cf. PHib.1.27.42 (iii B.C.); πρὸς τὴν ς. ὁρᾶν by moonlight, And.1.38, cf. X.HG5.1.9; “ἐν σελήνῃAch.Tat.3.2; ἐκ τῆς ς. νόσος,= σεληνιασμός, Ael.NA14.27; τὴν ς. καθελεῖν, of Thessalian witches, Ar.Nu.750, cf. Pl.Grg.513a, Sosiph. 1.
2. a moon-shaped wheaten cake, E.Fr.350, cf. Alciphr.2.4, Poll.6.76.
3. a round table, or tripod, Ath.11.489d.
4. name of a plant, Ps.-Plu.Fluv.18.5; cf. “σελήνιον11.
II. as fem. pr. n., Selene, the goddess of the moon (never in Hom.), Hes.Th.371, h.Merc.100, etc. (σελήνη σελάνα, σελάννα) fr. Σελάσ-να_, cf. σέλας.)
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    • Andocides, On the Mysteries, 38
    • Aristophanes, Clouds, 17
    • Euripides, Alcestis, 431
    • Euripides, Electra, 1126
    • Euripides, Helen, 114
    • Euripides, Trojan Women, 1075
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 371
    • Homer, Iliad, 18.484
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 4 to Hermes, 100
    • Plato, Gorgias, 513a
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 5.1.9
    • Aristophanes, Clouds, 750
    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.28
    • Aelian, De Natura Animalium, 14.27
    • Achilles Tatius, Leucippe et Clitophon, 3.2
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