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σμῆνος , Dor. σμᾶνος Theoc.1.107, εος, τό,
A.beehive, “σμήνεσσι κατηρεφέεσσιHes. Th.594, cf. IG12.326.15, Pl.R.552c, Arist.HA624a6 sq.
II. swarm of bees, “ς. ὣς μελισσᾶνA.Pers.128 (lyr.), cf. Pl.Plt. 293d, Arist.HA627b15, al.; of wasps, Ar.V.425; of ἀνθρῆναι, Arist. HA629a7.
2. generally, swarm, crowd, βομβεῖ δὲ νεκρῶν ς. S.Fr. 879; οἷον σοφιστῶν ς. Cratin.2; ς. θεῶν, of the clouds, Ar.Nu.297: metaph., τὸ τῶν ἡδονῶν ς., ς. τι ἀρετῶν, Pl.R.574d, Men.72a; “ἀποικιῶν σμήνηAristid.1.115 J.: heterocl. pl., σμῆνα μελισσάων Orac. ap. Plu. 2.96b. [pl. written ζμήνη , PCair.Zen.151.4 (iii B.C.).]
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (9):
    • Aeschylus, Persians, 128
    • Aristophanes, Clouds, 297
    • Aristophanes, Wasps, 425
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 594
    • Plato, Republic, 552c
    • Plato, Republic, 574d
    • Plato, Statesman, 293d
    • Plato, Meno, 72a
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 879
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