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χοῖρος , Hippon.40, S.Fr.230, Ar.Ach.764):—
A.young pig, porker (younger than δέλφαξ, Ar.Byz. ap. Ath 9.375. Cratin.3a), Od. 14.73, Alc.Supp.24.2, Hdt.2.48, A.Fr.309, Ar.Ach.781, etc.; offered as one of the smaller sacrifices, Pl.R.378a, X.An.7.8.5, D.54.39, Henioch.2.
b. generally, = ὗς, σῦς, swine,ἤδη δέλφακες, χοῖροι δὲ τοῖσιν ἄλλοιςCratin. l.c., cf. Mnesim.4.47 (anap.), Plu.Cic.7, Ev.Matt. 8.30.
2. pudenda muliebria, freq. in Com. poets, who are always punning on the word and its compds., Ar.Ach.773 sq., etc.; said to be a Corinthian usage, Suid.
II. a fish of the Nile, Str.17.2.4, Ath.7.312a, Gp.20.7.1, 13 tit. (Perh. for ĝhoryo- 'grey', cf. Norse griss 'sucking-pig', OHG grīs 'grey', or cf. Alb. de[rmacr ] 'pig'.)
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    • Demosthenes, Against Conon, 39
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.48
    • Homer, Odyssey, 14.73
    • New Testament, Matthew, 8.30
    • Plato, Republic, 378a
    • Strabo, Geography, 17.2.4
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 7.8.5
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 230
    • Aristophanes, Acharnians, 764
    • Aristophanes, Acharnians, 773
    • Aristophanes, Acharnians, 781
    • Plutarch, Cicero, 7
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