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σπόγγος , ,
II. any spongy substance, σικυώνης ς. Hp.Steril.221; οἱ ς. the glands in the throat, tonsils, from their spongy nature and liability to swell, Id.Epid.4.7, Gal.19.140.
III. = νήριον, Ps.-Dsc.4.81. (σφόγγος is found in IG11 (2). 144 A 37 (Delos, iv B.C.), PSI6.558.7 (iii B.C.), POxy.1384.25 (V A.D.); cf. σπογγιά, σπογγίον.)
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