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ὕα^λος or ὕελος (v. infr.), , v. Ael.Dion.Fr.217; but in Thphr. Lap.49, :—the form ὕαλος is said to be Att., ὕελος Hellenic, Phryn.281, Id.PS p.118 B., Moer.p.373 P., Thom.Mag.p.365 R.; in Hdt. codd. vary between ὕελος and ὕαλος; ὕελος is read in Arist.APo. 88a14, Thphr. l.c., Ign.73, PHolm.10.7, but ὕαλος in LXX Jb. 28.17, Anon.Lond.39.18, Apoc.21.18; cf. ὑάλινος:—originally
A.some kind of crystalline stone, such as that used by the Ethiopians to enclose their mummies in, Hdt.3.24; “. ἀργήPeripl.M.Rubr.49; “. ὀρωρυγμένηrock-crystal, Ach.Tat.2.3.
2. a convex lens of crystal, used as a burning-glass, “λίθος διαφανὴς ἀφ᾽ ἧς τὸ πῦρ ἅπτουσιAr.Nu. 768, cf. Thphr.Ign.73.
II. glass, first in Pl.Ti.61b, cf. Arist.Mete. 389a8, and “ὑαλῖτις;glass-ware, PFay.134.4 (iv A. D.).
III. ὕαλος χνοώδης, in Paul.Aeg.6.22, is an absorbent of some kind:—ὕαλος is also expld. by βόρβορος in Hsch. and Theognost.Can.18. [υ^α^λος, as appears from Ar.Nu.768:—but late Poets make υ_ in some derivs. to bring them into dactylic verses, υ_άλεος AP6.33, 12.249; υ_έλινος ib. 14.52; υ_αλόεις ib.5.47; υ_αλοειδής Orph.L.280; in iambic metre, υ_αλόχροα AP6.211.]
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    • Herodotus, Histories, 3.24
    • Old Testament, Job, 28.17
    • Plato, Timaeus, 61b
    • Aristophanes, Clouds, 768
    • New Testament, Revelation, 21.18
    • Achilles Tatius, Leucippe et Clitophon, 2.3
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