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ἄνθραξ , α^κος, ,
A.charcoal, Sotad.Com.1.12: mostly in pl. “ἄνθρακεςAr.Ach.34,332, Nu.97; “. ΠαρνήθιοιId.Ach.348; “ὀπτωμέναις κόγχαισιν ἐπί τῶν .Id.Fr.68; “ἄνθρακας ἡμμένουςTh.4.100, etc.; their vapour produced stupor, Arist.Sens.444b31: prov., ἄνθρακας κατεσθίειν, of a glutton, Euphro 10.14, cf. Ion Trag.29.
2. coal,οἷς καὶ οἱ χαλκεῖς χρῶνταιThphr.Lap.16, PHolm.2.33; ἐπὶ ἀνθράκων μαλακῶν on a slow fire, Xenocr.16.
II. a precious stone of dark-red colour, including the carbuncle, ruby, and garnet (Adams), Arist. Mete.387b18, LXX Ex.28.18, Phylarch.41, etc.
2. hence, carbuncle, malignant pustule (acc. to some, small-pox), Hp.Epid.3.7, Gal.7.719, al.
III. = ἰσάτις, woad, PHolm.18.34, al.
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    • Old Testament, Exodus, 28.18
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.100
    • Aristophanes, Acharnians, 332
    • Aristophanes, Acharnians, 34
    • Aristophanes, Acharnians, 348
    • Aristophanes, Clouds, 97
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