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ὄρθρος, ὁ, the time just before or about daybreak, dawn, cock-crow (ἀπ' ὄρθρου μέχρι περ ἂν ἥλιος ἀνάσχῃ Pl.Lg.951d), τάχα δ' ὄ. ἐγίγνετο δημιοεργός h.Merc.98; ἐπειδὰν ὄ. ᾖ Ar.Ach.256, cf. Av.496, etc.; ὄρθρου at dawn, Hes.Op.577, Sopat.25, Aristopho 10; ὄρθρου γενομένου Hdt.1.198; ἅμα ὄρθρῳ Id.7.188, Th.3.112, etc.; ἐς ὄρθρον Theoc.18.56, cf. X.Cyn.6.6; κατ' ὄρθρον Ar.V.772; περὶ ὄρθρον Th.6.101 (cf. περίορθρος); πρὸς ὄρθρον towards dawn, Ar.Lys.1089; πρὸς ὄρθρον γ' ἐστίν Id.Ec.20; ὑπ' ὄρθρον Batr.103; ὑπὸ τὸν ὄ. D.C.76.17; τὸν ὄ., abs., in the morning, Hdt.4.181; δι' ὄρθρων each morning early, E.El. 909; ὄ. βαθύς dim morning twilight, ἀλλὰ νῦν ὄ. β. Ar.V.216, cf. Pl. Cri.43a, Theoc.18.14; τῆς παρελθούσης νυκτὸς .., ἔτι βαθέος ὄ. Pl.Prt. 310a, cf. Ev.Luc.24.1.

II. Ὄρθρος, ὁ, a mythical dog, son of Typhaon and Echidna, that kept the herds of Geryoneus on the island Erytheia, and was there killed by Heracles, Hes.Th.309, cf. 293 (v.l. Ὄρθος).