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μύκης [υ^], ητος (but Ion. gen. -εω Archil.47, acc. -ην Hecat.22 J. (-ῆν codd.), Nic.Fr.72.7; Dor. and Att. nom. pl.
A.μύκαιEpich.155, Thphr.Sign.42, Diocl.Fr.119; acc. pl. “μύκαςPSI6.620.31 (iii B. C.), censured by Phryn.178; dat. pl. “τοῖς μύκαιςDiph.Siph. ap. Ath.2.62c), , mushroom or other fungus, Epich. l. c., Antiph.188, 226.4, 227.11, Ephipp.27, Polioch.2.4, Thphr.HP1.1.11, PSIl.c., Nic.Al.525, Dsc. 4.82, Paus.2.16.3.
II. any knobbed round body, shaped like a mushroom,
1. chape or cap at the end of a scabbard, Hecat. l.c., Hdt.3.64, Paus. l.c.
2. membrum virile, Archil. l.c., Hsch.
3. fleshy excrescence, such as forms on wounds, Hp.Morb.2.50, Gal.17(1).703.
b. excrescence on trees, Thphr.HP4.14.3.
4. stump of an olive cut down, IG2.1055.43.
5. snuff of a lamp-wick, Ar.V.262, Thphr.Sign. l.c., Arat.976, Call.Fr.47, AP5.262 (Agath.).
6. μύκαι οἷς τὰ ἱμάτια βάπτουσι, dub. sens. in Zopyr. ap. Orib.14.62.1.— Fem. only in Epich.l.c. (where however οἷον αἰ μύκαι is prob. cj.) and Thphr.Sign.l.c. (Prob. cogn. with “μύξαA.
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    • Aristophanes, Wasps, 262
    • Herodotus, Histories, 3.64
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2.16.3
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