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λίνον 1

I.anything made of flax:
1.a cord, fishing-line, Il.: the thread spun from a distaff, Eur., etc.; and in pl., id=Eur.:—metaph. the thread of destiny spun by the Fates, Hom., Theocr.:—proverb., λίνον λίνῳ συνάπτειν, i. e. to join like with like, to deal with matters of like kind, Plat.
2.a fishing-net, Il.:— a hunting-net, Theocr.
3.linen, linen-cloth, Hom.: sail-cloth, Ar.
4.flax for spinning, id=Ar.
II.the plant that produces flax, Lat. linum, Hdt., etc.; λίνου σπέρμα lint-seed, Thuc.

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