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φα^κῆ , ῆς, , contr. for φακέα, a form found in Epich.33, ridiculed by Euphro 3:— of lentils (φακοί), lentil-soup, Ar.Eq.1007, V.811, al., Diocl.Fr.141, PHib.1.112.77 (iii B. C.), etc.; in parodies of Trag.Adesp.89,92 ap.Ath.4.156f: prov. τοὐπὶ τῇ φ. μύρον 'pearls before swine', Sopat.14, Clearch.53, Cic.Att.1.19.2; title of Menippean satire by Varro; “ὅταν φακῆν ἕψητε μὴ 'πιχεῖν μύρονStratt.45.
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