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ζώπυ^ρ-ον , τό,
A.spark or hot coal, used to kindle a fire: hence metaph., σμικρὰ ζ. τοῦ τῶν ἀνθρώπων διασεσως μένα γένους (of the survivors of the flood), Pl.Lg.677b, cf. Luc.Tim.3; so [“τὸ βαρὺ καὶ κοῦφον] οἷον ζ. ἄττα κινήσεωςArist.Cael.308a2; “βραχέα τινὰ ζ. τῆς Αυκούργου νομοθεσίαςPlu.2.240a; “ζ. τι πρὸς σωτηρίαν βίουMax.Tyr. 2.4; “ζώπυρα τῆς ἰδίας σωτηρίαςPh.2.519; ζ. φιλανθρωπίας flashes of humanity, Nic.Dam.Fr.127J.
II. Act., pair of bellows, Ephor. 42J.
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    • Plato, Laws, 677b
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