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κύαμος 1

I.a bean, Lat. faba, Il.
II.the lot by which public officers were elected at Athens (because those who drew white beans were chosen), τῷ κυάμῳ λαχών an officer chosen by lot, Hdt.; βουλὴ ἀπὸ τοῦ κυάμου Thuc.; ἄρχοντας ἀπὸ κυάμου καθιστάναι Xen.

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