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ψάμμος 1

I.sand, so called from its loose, crumbling nature (from ψάω), Od., etc.:—proverb., ψάμμος ἀριθμὸν περιπέφευγεν Pind.
II. ψ. the sandy desert of Libya, Hdt.
Both ψάμμος and ψάμαθος sometimes drop ψ and become ἄμμος, ἄμαθος.

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