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ψώρ-α , Ion. ψώρη , , (ψάω, ψώω)
A.itch, mange, scurvy, of men and beasts, Hdt.4.90, Pl.Phlb.46a, Hermipp.63.7 (hex.), Phryn.Com.26 (dub.); “ἵππωνPlb.3.88.1; “βοσκημάτωνThphr.HP9.9.4; “τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς ἐν ψώρᾳ συνεχομένουςPhld.Rh.2.143 S.; called by Suid. κνησμονή (fr. κνάω to scratch): pl., Pap. in Stud.Ital.12(1935).94 (iii A. D.); ψώρα ἀγρία, of a malignant kind, LXXLe.21.20.
2. metaph., “ψ. περὶ τὰς αἱρέσειςGal.8.148.
II. a disease of trees, scab, Cladosporium herbarum, esp. of fig-trees, when they are overgrown with moss, Thphr.HP4.14.3, etc.; also of the olive, Hp.Nat.Mul.79, Mul.2.117; cf. λειχήν.
III. a moth, = φάλαινα, Sch.Nic.Th.760.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (4):
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.90
    • Plato, Philebus, 46a
    • Polybius, Histories, 3.88.1
    • Old Testament, Leviticus, 21.20
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