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Ἶρις 1

I.Iris, the messenger of the gods, Il. Appellat. ἰρις, : — the rainbow, iris, in Hom., as in the Bible, a sign to men, τέρας μερόπων ἀνθρώπων Il.
2.any bright-coloured circle as that round the eyes of a peacock's tail, Luc.
3.the plant Iris, Theophr.

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