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σπλάγχνον , τό, mostly in pl. σπλάγχνα
A.σπλάγχαναSIG1002), inward parts, esp. the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, which in sacrifices were reserved to be eaten by the sacrificers at the beginning of their feast (distd. from ἔντερα, κοιλίη, A.Ag.1221, Hdt.2.40, cf. Arist. PA667b3); σπλάγχνα πάσαντο ll.1.464, Od.3.9; δῶκε δ᾽ ἄρα σπλάγχνων μοίρας ib.40; “σπλάγχνα δ᾽ ἄρ᾽ σπτήσαντες ἐνώμων20.252, cf. Ar. Pax 1105 (hex.): hence, sacrificial feast, Id.Eq.410, V.654, SIG1002.4 (Milet., v/iv B.C.), 1044.39 (Halic., iv/iii B.C.), Test.Epict.6.17, etc.; also as used in divination, “σπλάγχνων τε λειότηταA.Pr.493, cf. E. Supp.212, El.828,838, Aeschin.3.160.
3. οἱ παῖδες (children) “σπλάγχνα λέγονταιArtem.1.44, cf.5.57.
II. metaph. (like heart), the seat of the feelings, affections, esp. of anger, “ς. θερμῆναι κότῳAr.Ra.844; τὰ ς. ἀγανακτεῖ ib.1006; “μομφὰς ὑπὸ σπλάγχνοις ἔχεινE. Alc.1009: generally, of anxiety, A.Ag.995 (lyr.); “σπλάγχνα δέ μου κελαινοῦταιId.Ch.413 (lyr.); of love, “ἐκύμηνε τὰ ς. ἔρωτι καρδίην ἀνοιστρηθείςHerod.1.56; “παιδὸς ὑπὸ σπλάγχνοισιν ἔχει πόθονTheoc. 7.99, cf. D.H.11.35, AP5.55 (Diosc.), etc.; of pity, LXX Pr.12.10, Ep.Phil.1.8, 2.1, etc.; ὑπὲρ σπλάχνου 'for pity's sake', BGU1139.17 (i B.C.); so S.Aj.995, E.Or.1201, Hipp.118; ἀνδρὸς ς. ἐκμαθεῖν to learn a man's 'heart', Id.Med.220; “ἀνδρὸς πονηροῦ ς. οὐ μαλάσσεταιMen.Mon.31; ς. σιδηροῦν, of Epaminondas, Epicur.Fr.560.
III. = βρύον, Dsc.1.21.
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