from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of bivalves, typical of the order Pelicoidea: same as Tridacna.


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  • Suppose, as Protagoras used to say that menis (’wrath’) and pelex (’helmet’) are masculine: according to him a man who calls wrath a ‘destructress’ (oulomenen) commits a solecism, though he does not seem to do so to other people, where he who calls it a ‘destructor’ (oulomenon) commits no solecism though he seems to do so.

    On Sophistical Refutations


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