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ῥόα , , Ion. and Ep. ῥοιή ; later ῥοιά , Arist.Col.796a21, Pr.923b25, al., Thphr.HP1.6.3, al., PHib.1.121.57 (iii B.C.), Gal.6.605:—
A.pomegranate-tree, Punica Granatum, Od.7.115, IG11(2).287 A 147 (ῥοαν), 155 (ῥοην) (Delos, iii B.C.).
II. the fruit, pomegranate, h.Cer.372, 412, A.Fr.363, Ar.V.1268, Hermipp.36, Pl.Lg.845b, Thphr.HP7.13.4, IG11(2).161 B 44 (Delos, iii B.C.), Dsc.1.110.
2. knob shaped like a pomegranate, ῥοιαὶ χρύσεαι, ἀργύρεαι, Hdt.7.41; tassel of like shape,= ῥοΐσκος, LXX 3 Ki.7.18, J.AJ3.7.4, BJ5.5.7.—Cf. σίδη. [Both ῥοά and ῥοιά are oxyt. acc. to Hdn.Gr.1.301, 2.271.]
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