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μᾶζα , , (μάσσω, on the accent v. Hdn.Gr.2.937; later μάζα Moer.p.258 P.)
A.barley-cake, Archil.2, Hdt.1.200, Democr.246, etc.; “ἀμολγαίηHes.Op.590; κυρβαίη (v.l. κυρκ-) Hom.Epigr.15.6; “φυστήAr.V.610: distd. from ἄρτος (wheaten bread), Hp.VM8, cf. Acut. 37, Aff.52, Ar.Ec.606, Antiph.226.1, X.Cyr.1.2.11, Ath.3.114e; “μ. καὶ ὕδωρEpicur.Ep.3p.64U.; δουλίας μ. τυχεῖν to eat the bread of slavery, A.Ag.1041: prov., ἀγαθὴ καὶ μᾶζα μετ᾽ ἄρτον, of second best things, Zen.1.12; μᾶζαν μεμαχώς having baked a cake, with a play on μάχην μεμαχημένος, Ar.Eq.55.
II. generally, lump, mass, ball, LXX Bel27, Suid. s.v. παλάθαι; χρυσοῦ J.AJ5.1.10, cf. Dsc.5.79: esp. in Alchemy, amalgam, “ἀνέκλειπτος μ.PHolm.2.17, PLeid.X.7.
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