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κῦμα 1 κύω

anything swollen (as if pregnant):—hence,
I.the swell of the sea, a wave, billow, Hom., etc.; collectively, ὡς τὸ κῦμα ἔστρωτο when the swell abated, Hdt.
b.metaph. of a flood of men, Aesch.:—metaph., κ. ἄτης, κακῶν, συμφορᾶς id=Aesch., Eur.
II.the foetus in the womb, embryo, Aesch.; of the earth, id=Aesch.

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