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βύβλος and βίβλος (v. sub fin.), ,
A.the Egyptian papyrus, Cyperus Papyrus, Hdt.2.92, A.Supp.761, Str.17.1.15: in pl., stalks of papyrus, PTeb.308.7 (ii A. D.).
2. rind enclosing the pith of this plant, Thphr.HP4.8.4, etc.: generally, bark, “φελλῶν καὶ βύβλωνPl.Plt. 288e, cf. Hdt.2.96, Plot.2.7.2.
b. in pl., slices of the pith used as writing-material, Hdt.5.58, Hermipp.63.13: sg., strip ofβ., βύβλον εὐρύναντες ἀντὶ διαδήματοςPh.2.522.
3. roll of papyrus, book, Hdt.2.100, A.Supp.947, etc.: heterocl. pl., βύβλα, τά, AP9.98 (Stat. Flacc.); esp. of sacred or magical writings, “βίβλων ὅμαδον Μουσαίου καὶ ὈρφέωςPl.R.364e, cf. D.18.259, Act.Ap.19.19, PPar.19.1 (ii A. D.); “ἱεραί β.OGI56.70 (Canopus, iii B. C.); “β. ἱερατικήPTeb.291.43 (ii A. D.); so of the Scriptures, “ β. γενέσεως οὐρανοῦ καὶ γῆςLXX Ge.2.4, etc.; β. the Sacred Writings, Aristeas 316; β. Μωυσέως, ψαλμῶν, προφητῶν, Ev.Marc.12.26, Act.Ap.1.20, 7.42; “β. ζωῆςEp.Phil.4.3: pl., of magical books, Act.Ap.19.19.
4. a division of a book, Plb.4.87.12, D.S.1.4, etc.; αἱ β. the nine books of Hdt., Luc. Herod.1.
II. β. στεφανωτρίς flowering head of papyrus, Theopomp. Hist.22c, Plu.Ages.36. [υ^, A.Supp.761.] (βύβλος, βύβλινος, βυβλίον, etc., are the original forms: βιβλ-seems to have arisen in Attic by assimilation in βιβλίον, and is found in earlier Attic Inscrr., cf. IG2.1b, etc., and prevails in Ptolemaic papyri; Inscrr. vary, “βυβλίαTest.Epict.8.32 (iii/ii B. C.); “βιβλίαIG5(1).1390.12 (Andania, i B. C.); in Roman times βυβλ- was restored.)
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