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ἄχνη , Dor. ἄχνα , ,
A.anything that comes off the surface:
I. of liquids, foam, froth, in Hom. of the sea, Od.12.238, al.; “ἁλὸς .5.403, cf. Tim.Pers.95, A.R.2.570; θοὴν ἀπερεύγεται ἄχνην, of a river, D.P.693: Medic., exudation, Hp.Int.1; οἰνωπὸς . froth of wine, E. Or.115; ἄχνα οὐρανία dew of heaven, S.OC681 (lyr.); δακρύων ἄχνα dewy tears, Id.Tr.848 (lyr.); also ἄχνη πυρός, i.e. smoke, A.Fr. 336.
II. of solids, chaff, in pl., “ὡς δ᾽ ἄνεμος ἄχνας φορέελIl.5.499; καρπόν τε καὶ ἄχνας ib.501; down on the quince, “μῆλον λεπτῇ πεποκωμένον .AP6.102 (Phil.); ἄχνη ἀφ᾽ ἡμιτυβίου fluff, shreds, used for lint, Hp.Art.37; “ὀθονίουId.Mochl.2; . Λυδῆς κερκίδος, of finespun fabrics, S.Fr.45; . χαλκίτιδος metallic dust, Plu.2.659c, cf. Orph.L.455; ἄχναι wall-decorations, dub. in Aret.CA1.1 (stramina Cael. Aur.).
III. ἄχνην in acc., as Adv., morsel, the least bit,ἢν δ᾽ οὖν καταμύσῃ κἂν ἄχνηνAr.V.92.
IV. πυρὸς ., = χαμελαία, Dsc.4.171; = θυμελαία, ib.172.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (11):
    • Aristophanes, Wasps, 92
    • Euripides, Orestes, 115
    • Homer, Iliad, 5.499
    • Homer, Odyssey, 12.238
    • Homer, Odyssey, 5.403
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 681
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 45
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 848
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 2.570
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 37
    • Aretaeus, De curatione acutorum morborum libri duo, 1.1
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