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μηνίσκος , , Dim. of μείς,
A.lunar crescent, Corn.ND34.
II. any crescent-shaped body, esp.
1. covering to protect the head of statues, Ar.Av.1114.
2. Geom., crescent-shaped figure, lune, used in finding areas, Arist.APr.69a33, SE171b15, 172a3, Hero *Deff.36; “ διὰ τῶν μ. τετραγωνισμόςSimp. in Ph.55.26.
3. crescent-shaped line of battle, Plb.3.115.5.
4. neck-ornament, IG11(2).147 B10 (Delos, iv B.C.), LXX Is.3.19, Jd.8.21, PRyl.125.17 (i A.D.).
5. = olla, Gloss.
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