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ἐπισκύνιον [υ^], τό, of the brows which projects over the eyes and is knitted in frowning (Arist.GA780b28), πᾶν δέ τ᾽ ἐπισκύνιον κάτω ἕλκεται ὄσσε καλύπτων, of a lion, Il.17.136; δεινὸν . ξυνάγων, of Aeschylus, Ar.Ra.823 (hex.); “τοῖον . βλοσυρῷ ἐπέκειτο προσώπῳTheoc.24.118, cf.APl.4.100; ῥυσὸν ., πολιὸν ., AP6.64 (Paul.Sil.), 7.117 (Zenod.); even φαιδρὸν . ib.12.159 (Mel.); ἐπιστρέψας γυρὸν ., of one who puts on a wise face, ib.11.376.8 (Agath.): in pl., Posidipp. ap. Ath.10.414e: hence,
II.. superciliousness, γυμνώσαντο βίου παντὸς ., of Diogenes, AP7.63, etc.; but in Plb.25.3.6, simply, austerity, gravity of deportment.
III.. Adj. ἐπισκύνιος, ον, supercilious, Gloss.
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