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ἔλυτρον , τό, (εἰλύω)
1. bow-case, S.Fr.1043 (pl.); sheath of a spear, Ar.Ach.1120; mirror-case, IG2.706Ab13; χοᾶ ἐν . ib.11 (2).219B76 (Delos, iii B.C.); case of a shield, D.S.20.11 (pl.).
2. sheath of the spinal cord, Hp.Art.45: the shard of a beetle's wing, Arist.HA532a23; shell of a crab, Ael.NA9.43; of the eye-lids, Arist. de An.421b29; of the umbilical cord, Id.HA586b23.
3. husk or capsule of seeds, J.AJ3.7.6; the flowering glume of ζέα δίκοκκος, Dsc. 2.89.
4. the body, as being the case or shell of the soul, Pl.R.588e, Poet. ap. Luc.Demon.44.
5. reservoir for water, Hdt.1.185,4.173, Paus.2.27.7, al.; tank for fish, Palaeph.27. (Cf. Skt. varútram 'cloak', varūtár- 'protector'.) [υ^ Ar.l.c.]
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (11):
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.185
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.173
    • Flavius Josephus, Jewish Antiquities, 3.7.6
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2.27.7
    • Plato, Republic, 588e
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 1043
    • Aristophanes, Acharnians, 1120
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 45
    • Lucian, Demonax, 44
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 20.11
    • Aelian, De Natura Animalium, 9.43
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