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Κύκλωψ , ωπος (acc. -οπα, v. infr.), , Cyclops, freq. in pl., oneeyed giant savages, Od.9.106, Hes.Th.139, Th.6.2, etc.: prop.
A.Round-eyed, “Κύκλωπες δ᾽ ὄνομ᾽ ἦσαν ἐπώνυμον, οὕνεκ᾽ ἄρα σφέων κυκλοτερὴς ὀφθαλμὸς ἕεις ἐνέκειτο μετώπῳHes.Th.144: hence as Adj., κ. σελήνη the round-eyed moon, Parm. 10.4; κύκλοπα κούρην, of the pupil of the eye, Emp.84.8: sg. in Od. always of Polyphemus, 1.69, al.
2. mythical builders of prehistoric walls at Tiryns, Mycenae, etc., Hellanic.88 J., Pherecyd.12,35a) J., B.10.77, Str.8.6.11; τὰ Κυκλώπων βάθρα, i.e. Mycenae, E.HF944.
3. Κύκλωπες, οἱ, a throw of the dice, Eub.57.6.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Bacchylides, Epinicians, 10.77
    • Euripides, Heracles, 944
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 139
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 144
    • Homer, Odyssey, 9.106
    • Strabo, Geography, 8.6.11
    • Thucydides, Histories, 6.2
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