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μάρμα^ρος , , a
A.crystalline rock, which sparkles (μαρμαίρει) in the light, “μάρμαρος ὀκριόειςIl.12.380, Od.9.499, cf. E.Ph.663 (lyr.), Ar. Ach.1172 (lyr.): as Adj., “πέτρος μ. ὀκριόειςIl.16.735, cf. E.Ph.1401, etc.
II. later, marble, “μάρμαρον λίθον λευκήνHp.Mul.2.185, cf. Thphr.Lap.9: also fem., “μαρμάρου . . τῆς Πεντελικῆς μέταλλαStr. 9.1.23; “μ. λίθοςId.14.1.35: hence,
2. work in marble, i.e. tombstone, “τυκτὴ μ.Theoc.22.211.
3. chips made by cutting marble (masc.), Plu.2.660c, 954a, Dsc.5.79.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Euripides, Phoenician Women, 1401
    • Euripides, Phoenician Women, 663
    • Homer, Iliad, 12.380
    • Homer, Iliad, 16.735
    • Homer, Odyssey, 9.499
    • Strabo, Geography, 14.1.35
    • Strabo, Geography, 9.1.23
    • Aristophanes, Acharnians, 1172
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