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μύρον [υ^], τό,
A.sweet oil, unguent, perfume, Archil.31 (pl.), Alc.36, Sapph.Supp.23.18, Anacr.9, A.Fr.14 (pl.), Hdt.3.22; “μύρον ἑψῆσαιAr.Lys.946; “ὄζω μύρουId.Ec.524; “μ. κατὰ τῆς κεφαλῆς καταχέαιPl. R.398a; mixed with wine, Ael.VH12.31; various kinds in Dsc.1.42 sqq., Ath.15.688e sqq.; μ. Μενδήσιον, ἠθητόν, PCair.Zen.89.3, 436.1 (iii B. C.): prov., τὸ ἐπὶ τῇ φακῇ μ. sweet oil on lentils, i.e. 'a jewel of gold in a swine's snout', Cic.Att.1.19.2, cf. Stratt.45, Sopat.14, title of Menippean Satire by Varro.
2. place where unguents were sold, perfume-market, “τὰ μειράκια . . τἀν τῷ μ.Ar.Eq.1375, cf. Polyzel.11; “οἱ δ᾽ ἐν τῷ μ. λαλεῖτεPherecr.2; “ἵσταται πρὸς τῷ μ.Eup.209.
3. metaph., anything graceful or charming, AP 5.89.
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    • Cicero, Letters to Atticus, 1.19.2
    • Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae, 524
    • Aristophanes, Knights, 1375
    • Herodotus, Histories, 3.22
    • Plato, Republic, 398a
    • Aristophanes, Lysistrata, 946
    • Aelian, Varia Historia, 12.31
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