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schoenus , i, m. (
I.neutr. collat. form schoenum , Col. 12, 20, 2 and 5, somewhat dub.), = σχοῖνος, .
I. A rush, of an aromatic kind (pure Lat. juncus), used by the Romans to season wine, Cato, R. R. 105, 2; 113, 1; Col. 12, 20, 2; 12, 20, 5; 12, 53, 2; “low women anointed themselves with a perfume made from it: schoeno delibutae,Plaut. Poen. 1, 2, 55 (where others read caeno delibutae); cf. also schoeniculae.—
II. A measure of distance among the Persians (= 40 stadia), Plin. 6, 26, 30, § 124; 12, 14, 30, § 53.
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