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astrăgălus , i, m., = ἀστράγαλος (the ankle-bone).
I. In arch.
A. A little round moulding in the form of a ring, which encircles the upper part of a column, an astragal, Vitr. 3, 3.—
B. Lesbius, a sort of moulding carved to represent a string of pearls, a festoon, a stem with seeds of grain or olives, Vitr. 4, 6.—
II. A leguminous plant, Spanish tragacanth: Astragalus Baeticus, Linn.; Plin. 26, 8, 29, § 46.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (3):
    • Vitruvius, On Architecture, 3.3
    • Vitruvius, On Architecture, 4.6
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 26.46
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