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ἤλεκτρον 1

electron, a word sometimes used to denote amber, as prob. in Hom., Hes. and Hdt.;—sometimes pale gold, a compound of 1 part of silver to 4 of gold, Soph., etc.—In Ar. ἐκπιπτουσῶν τῶν ἠλέκτρων, the ἤλεκτροι are prob. the pegs of the lyre made of or inlaid with electron.
deriv. uncertain

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