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Hæmos

A range of mountains separating Thrace and Mœsia, called by the classic writers Cold Hœmos. (Greek, cheimon, winter; Latin, hiems; Sanskrit, hima.)

O'er high Pieria thence her course she bore,
O'er fair Emathia's ever-pleasing shore;
O'er Hæmus' hills with snows eternal crown'd,
Nor once her flying foot approached the ground.

Pope: Homer's Iliad, xiv.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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