But the same Alexis says, in his Fanatic—
I think that some of those I meet will blameAnd Anaxandrides, in his Insolence, says— φανός. And others assert that φανὸς means a bundle of matches made of split wood. Menander says, in his Cousins—
For being drunk so early in the day;
But yet I pray you where's a lantern (φανὸς) equal
To the sweet light of the eternal sun?
For when this vintner in our neighbourhoodAnd Philippides, in his Women Sailing together, says—
Sells any one some wine, or e'en a φανὸς,
Or vinegar, he always gives him water.
A. The φανὸς did not give a bit of light.
B. Well, then, you wretched man, could not you blow it?