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κνῖσα , Ep.κνίση [ι_], ης, ,
A.steam and odour of fat which exhales from roasting meat, smell or savour of a burnt sacrifice ( λιπαροῦ θυμίασις, opp. λιγνύς, Arist.Mete.387b6, cf. 388a5); “κνίση δ᾽ οὐρανὸν ἷκεν ἑλισσομένη περὶ καπνῷIl.1.317; “κνίσην δ᾽ ἐκ πεδίου ἄνεμοι φέρον οὐρανὸν εἴσω8.549, cf.Ar.Av.193, 1517: generally, odour of savoury meat, Id.Ach.1045 (lyr.), Alex.261.4; “αἱ ἐκ τῶν αἱμάτων καὶ σαρκῶν κ.Porph. Abst.2.42; of eructations, Xenocr. ap. Orib.2.58.152.
II. that which causes this smell, fat caul (cf. κνῖσα: ἐπίπλους, AB1095), in which the flesh of the victim was wrapped and burnt, “μηρούς τ᾽ ἐξέταμον κατά τε κνίσῃ ἐκάλυψανIl.1.460, cf. Od.18.45, 119, etc.; “κνίσῃ τε κῶλα συγκαλυπτάA.Pr.496:—κνίσσα, κνίσση are incorrect forms, cf. Hdn.Gr.2.901, al.
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    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 2.901
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    • Aristophanes, Birds, 1517
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    • Homer, Iliad, 1.317
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