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κονία κόνις

1.dust, a cloud of dust, stirred up by men's feet, Il.; also in pl., like Lat. arenae, Hom., etc.
2.sand or soil (v. ὑπερέπτω) Il.
3.ashes, in pl. like Lat. cineres, Od.
II.a fine powder, sprinkled over wrestlers' bodies after being oiled, to make them more easily grasped by the opponent:—this powder was also used in the bath, Ar.
ι_ in κονίῃσιν, in other cases ι_ usually.

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