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νάρθηξ , ηκος, ,
A.giant fennel, Ferula communis, Thphr.HP1.2.7, Dsc.3.77, etc.; κλέψας . . πυρὸς τηλέσκοπον αὐγὴν ἐν κοίλῳ ν., of Prometheus, Hes.Th.567, cf. Op.52; of the stalk used as a θύρσος, E.Ba. 147 (lyr.), al.; as a schoolmaster's cane, X.Cyr.2.3.20, cf. Arist.Pr. 948a10; as a splint for a broken limb, Hp.Off.12, Gal.10.437; singlestick for military exercises, Onos. 10.4.
II. casket for unguents, etc., Luc.Ind.29; ἐκ τοῦ ν. διόρθωσις, of Aristotle's recension of Homer, carried by Alexander in a ν., Str.13.1.27, Plu.Alex.8.
2. title of medical works by Heras, Cratippus, and Soranus, Gal.12.398,959, Aët.8.45.
III. fore-court of a church, EM597.48.
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