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φα^κός , ( φακόν , τό, Pap. in Philol.80.340 (s. v.l.)),
A.lentil, Ervum Lens, and its fruit, Solon 38.3, Hdt.4.17, IG12.334.7, Thphr.HP8.1.4, Diocl.Fr.117, etc.; “φακὸν ἕψεινTheoc.10.54; “ἕψημα φακοῦLXX Ge.25.34; “ἀφέψημα φακοῦSor. 1.121.
b. pl. = φακῆ, lentil-soup, Pherecr.67.3, Amphis40, Gal.6.770, Vict.Att.7.
2. φ. ἐπὶ τῶν τελμάτων, duckweed, Lemna minor, Dsc.1.12, 4.87.
II. anything shaped like lentils:
1. hot-water bottle, POxy.1088.46 (i A. D.); “φ. ὀστράκινοςHp.Nat.Mul.34; “πυρίη φακῶν τῶν κεραμήωνAret.CA2.5; “φ. τοῦ ἐλαίουoil-flask, LXX 1 Ki.10.1; τοῦ ὕδατος ib.26.11.
2. spot on the body, mole, birthmark, PPetr.3p.2, al. (iii B. C.), Dsc.1.13, 5.118, Plu.2.563a, 800e, Gal.11.845, etc.
3. ornament on beds, Theodor.Hierap. ap. Ath.10.413b. (Cf. Albanian baθε 'Vicia Faba'.)
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    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.17
    • Old Testament, Genesis, 25.34
    • Old Testament, 1 Samuel, 26.11
    • Aretaeus, De curatione acutorum morborum libri duo, 2.5
    • Old Testament, 1 Samuel, 10.1
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