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πίσσα^ , Att. πίττα^ , ,
A.pitch, Il.4.277, Hdt.4.195, Call.Hec.1.4.4, etc.: gen. pl. written “πισᾶνIG42(1).102.278 (Epid., iv B. C.); but sg. πίσσας ib.238,240: distd. as π. ὠμή and ἑψηθεῖσα, Thphr.HP3.9.2, cf. Plb.5.89.6, Hp.Mul.1.37; π. ὑγρά raw pitch, Dsc.1.72.1, PLond. 3.1171.11; opp. ξηρά, Dsc.1.72.5, PLond.3.929.66, SIG1171.14 (Lebena), cf. παλίμπισσα; ὀρὸς πίσσης, = πίσσανθος, Hp.Ulc.12: prov., μελάντερον ἠΰτε πίσσα Il.l.c.; ἄρτι μῦς πίττης γεύεται, i.e. he has got the first taste of misery, D.50.26, cf. Theoc.14.51; “πέπονθα . . ὄσσα κἡμ πίσσῃ μῦςHerod.2.62.
II. resin, used for treating winejars, PCair.Zen.481 (iii B. C.). (Cf. Lat. pix.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Demosthenes, Against Polycles, 26
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.195
    • Homer, Iliad, 4.277
    • Polybius, Histories, 5.89.6
    • Hippocrates, De ulceribus, 12
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