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ἀλώπηξ [α^], εκος (also
A.ἀλώπηκοςAnan.5), ; dat. pl., “ἀλώπεξιLXX 3 Ki.21.10, Ep. “ἀλωπήκεσσιOpp.C.1.433:—fox, Canis vulpes (smaller Egyptian species Arist.HA606a24, C. niloticus), Archil.86.2, 89.5, Semon.7.7, Hdt.2.67, etc.: of sly persons, “ἀλώπεκος ἴχνεσι βαίνεινSol.11.5; μῆτιν . a very fox for craft, Pi.I.4(3).65: prov., τὴν . . Ἀρχιλόχου ἀλώπεκα ἑλκτέον ἐξόπισθεν we must trail Archilochus' foxskin behind, i.e. deceive by false appearances, Pl.R.365c; “πολλῆς αὐτῆς τῆς . ἐπιχέαντεςEun.Hist.p.249D.; . τὸν βοῦν ἐλαύνει 'sleight masters might', Diogenian.2.73; πεινῶσαν . ὕπνος ἐπέρχεται 'qui dort dine', Id.7.91; κέρκος τῇ ἀλώπεκι μαρτυρεῖ 'ex pede Herculem', Id.5.15; ἀλλ᾽ οὐκ αὖθις . (sc. πάγαις ἁλώσεται) 'a burnt child dreads the fire', Id.2.15.
II. a large bat, Sciurus or Pteromys volans, Arist.HA490a7.
III. = ἀλωπεκίας 11, ib.566a31.
IV. in pl., muscles of the loins, psoas-muscles, Clearch.92, Ruf.Onom.189.
V. = ἀλωπεκία 1, mange, Herod.7.72, Call.Dian. 79: in pl., bald patches, Hp.Aff.35.
VI. kind of dance, dub. in S.Fr.419 (prob. in sense v), cf. Hsch.s.v. ὄρχησις.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (4):
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.67
    • Plato, Republic, 365c
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 419
    • Old Testament, 1 Kings, 21.10
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