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χρώς χράω1 χρόα (χροιά), the surface of the body, the skin, Hom.: also the flesh, opp. to the bone, id=Hom.:—generally, the body, frame, Pind., Trag.
2.ἐν χροΐ, attic ἐν χρῷ, close to the skin, ἐν χροΐ κείρειν to shave close, Hdt.; ἐν χρῷ κεκαρμένος Xen.:—metaph., ξυρεῖ γὰρ ἐν χρῷ τοῦτο it touches one nearly, comes home, Soph.; ἐν χρῷ παραπλέειν to sail past so as to shave or graze, Lat. radere, Thuc.:—absol., ἐν χρῷ (also written ἐγχρῷ or ἐγχρῶ), near at hand, hard by, Luc.
II.the colour of the skin, complexion, Hom., Eur.
2.generally, colour, Aesch.

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