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ὄφις , , gen. ὄφεως, poet. also
II. like δράκων, a serpent-like bracelet, Men.387, Nicostr. Com.33, Philostr.Ep.22; ὄφεις is Att. for ψέλλια acc. to Moer. p.288 P.
2. τρικάρηνος . χάλκεος dedicated at Delphi ( = SIG 31), Hdt.9.81.
III. the constellation Serpens, Arat.82, Eudox. ap.Hipparch.1.2.18.
IV. a creeping plant, Hp.Mul.2.114.
V. a kind of fish, v. ὀφίδιον 11.
VI. guinea-worm (elsewh. δρακόντιον), Ruf.Interrog.65.
VII. = ὀφίασις I, Cels.6.4, Poll.4.192. [The first syll. is sts. made long in the older Poets, “αἰόλον ὄφινIl.12.208, cf. Hippon.49.6; so “ὀφιοέσσηςAntim.78. It was then pronounced (and perh. written) ὄπφις, ὀπφιοέσσης, v. Eust.Il. l.c.—The ult. of the nom. and acc. ὄφις, ὄφιν is commonly long, as in Hes. Th.334, A.Ch.928, A.R.2.1269, Mosch.4.22; short only in later Poets, as A.R.4.128, 1398, Arat.578.]
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