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ὀσμ-ή , , Att. form of the older ὀδμή (v. fin.),
A.smell, odour, freq. of foul smells,δεινὴ δὲ θεείου γίγνεται ὀδμήIl.14.415 ; πικρὸν ἀποπνείουσαι ἁλὸς . . ὀδμήν, of seals, Od.4.406; “ὀδμὰ . . κατὰ χῶρον κίδναταιPi.Fr.129.6 ; “ὀσμὴ βροτείων αἱμάτωνA.Eu.253 ; ὀσμὴν ἀπ᾽ αὐτοῦ (sc. τοῦ νεκροῦ)“ . . πεφευγότεςS.Ant.412 ; “κακὴ ὀσμήId.Ph.891: pl., “βυρσῶν ὀσμὰς δεινάςAr.Pax753 ; “ὀσμαὶ οὐκ ἀνεκτοίTh.7.87, etc. ; but also of fragrant odours,ὡς καλὴν ὀσμὴν ἔχειE.Cyc.153, cf. Ar.Ec. 1124 ; “οἴνου .Alex.222.4, Philem.98.4 : hence, scent, perfume, X. Hier.1.4, Ach.Tat.2.38 ; on . as affecting the sense, cf. Arist.Sens. 440b28 sq., de An.421a7 sq., Thphr.CP6.1.1 sq.
II. the sense of smell, = ὄσφρησις, Democr.11, Hsch.—The older form ὀδμή (cf. ὄδωδα, ὄζ-ω, od-or) is alone used by Hom., Hdt., and Pi. ; it occurs also in A.Pr.115 (lyr.), Democr. l. c., and in later Prose, Thphr.CP6.14.1, al., Phylarch.63 J., Diocl.Fr.129, Anon.Lond.34.38, etc. ; but ὀσμή is Att. acc. to Phryn.71 ; also Ion., PSI9.1089.11.
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