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σχοῖνος , , also , (Ar.Fr.34, Pl.541 (anap.), Theoc.7.133, Call.Fr. 481, Dsc.4.52, etc.):—
A.rush, Hdt.4.190, etc.; πλεκτὴ ς. Ar.Fr.l.c.; στιβὰς σχοίνων Id.Pl.l.c. (anap.); “σχοῖνοι ἐπὶ τὰς ὀροφάςIG22.1672.101; esp. camel-hay, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus, Thphr.HP9.7.1, CP6.18.1, Od.25,33, D.S.2.49, Dsc.1.17; “ς. εὔοσμοςThphr.CP6.18.1; “ς. εὐώδηςHp.Mul.1.78, cf. 2.192, Nat.Mul.33, Aret.CA2.8.
b. ς. ὀξύς, ς. ἑλεία, ς. λεία, = ὀξύσχοινος, Thphr.HP4.12.1, Dsc.4.52, Gal.12.136; ς. κάρπιμος, = μελαγκρανίς, Thphr.HP4.12.1; ς. Εὐριπική, = ὁλόσχοινος, Dsc.4.52, cf. Plin.HN21.119 (its flower was called σχοίνου ἄνθος, Arist.Fr.110).
2. reed, used as an arrow or javelin, Batr.253 (as v.l.); as a 'thorn in the side', Ar.Ach.230; as a spit, Pl.Com.201; as a pen, LXXJe.8.8; as a means of exploring a narrow and crooked passage in the skull, “καθιέντας ς. ὑείαν τρίχαGal.UP 9.10.
3. rush-bed, Od.5.463, Pi.O.6.54, Arist.Mete.359b1.
II. anything twisted or plaited of rushes, esp. rope, cord, Orac. ap. Hdt.1.66,5.16, Pl.Ti.78b, etc.
2. fence round a garden, APl.4.255.
3. strap of a bed, AP5.293.12 (Agath., pl.).
III. a land-measure, used esp. in Egypt, “δύναται ς., μέτρον ἐὼν Αἰγύπτιον, ἑξήκοντα στάδιαHdt.2.6; but varying in length acc. to Artemid. ap. Str.17.1.24, cf. ib.41, Plin.HN6.124; = 40 στάδια acc. to Eratosth. ap. Plin. HN12.53; 30 or 48 acc. to Hero *Geom.23.20,43; τῷ μεγάλῳ (corrected to δικαίῳ ς. PCair.Zen.132.7 (iii B.C.), cf. 172.4, al.; also “τέχνῃ κρίνετε, μὴ σχοίνῳ Περσίδι τὴν σοφίηνCall.Aet.Oxy.2079.18 (cf. Fr.481).
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