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μέλος 1

I.a limb, Hom., etc.; μελέων ἔντοσθε within my bodily frame, Aesch.; κατὰ μέλεα limb by limb, like μελεϊστί, Hdt.
II.a song, strain, Hhymn., etc.:—esp. of lyric poetry, ἐν μέλεϊ ποιέειν to write in lyric strain, Hdt.; μέλη, τά, lyric poetry, the choral songs, opp. to the dialogue, Plat.
2.the music to which a song is set, the tune, id=Plat.; ἐν μέλει in tune, id=Plat.; παρὰ μέλος, out of tune, id=Plat.

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