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strĭgĭlis , is (
I.gen. plur. striglium, Vitr. 4, 4, 3; abl. striglibus, Juv. 3, 263), f. stringo.
I. Lit., a scraper (made of horn or metal) used by bathers for removing the impurities of the skin, a strigil, = στλεγγίς, Plaut. Stich. 1, 3, 77; id. Pers. 1, 3, 44; Varr. ap. Non. 223, 7; Cic. Fin. 4, 12, 30; Hor. S. 2, 7, 110; Pers. 5, 126; Suet. Aug. 80; Sen. Ep. 97, 47; Juv. 3, 263; Pers. 5, 126; cf. Becker, Gallus, 3, p. 86 (2d. ed.).—
II. Transf.
A. A surgical instrument of a similar shape, for dropping a liquid into the ear, Cels. 6, 7; Plin. 25, 13, 103, § 164. —
B. Among the Spaniards, a small bit of native gold, Plin. 33, 3, 19, § 62.—
C. = stria, the flute of a column, Vitr. 4, 4, 3.
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