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δια-βήτης , ου, , (διαβαίνω)
A.compass, so called from its outstretched legs, Ar.Nu.178, Av.1003.
2. carpenter's or stonemason's rule,ξύσας ὀρθὸν πρὸς διαβήτηνIG12(2).11.20 (Lesbos), cf. ib.2.1054.10, Pl.Phlb.56b, Plu.2.802f, Sch.Il.2.765.
II. siphon, Colum.3.10, HeroSpir.1.29.
III. Medic., the disease diabetes, Aret.SD2.2, Philagr. ap. Orib.5.19.9, Gal.8.394.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Aristophanes, Birds, 1003
    • Homer, Iliad, 2.765
    • Homer, Iliad, 3.10
    • Plato, Philebus, 56b
    • Aristophanes, Clouds, 178
    • Aretaeus, De causis et signis acutorum morborum (lib. 2), 2.2
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