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σπι^θα^μ-ή , , one can embrace between the thumb and little finger, span (EM647.34), as a fixed measure, = 3 παλαισταί (Hero *Deff.131), first in Hdt.2.106, Hp.Mochl.38 (though the compd. τρισπίθαμος occurs in Hes.Op.426); also in Pl.Alc.1.126d, Arist.HA606a14, Pol.1302b38, Chrysipp.Stoic.2.47, POxy.669.32 (iii A.D.), etc. :metaph., “ς. τοῦ βίουDiogenian.8.17.
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    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.106
    • Hesiod, Works and Days, 426
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