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And Aemilianus replied to him,—The word πίναξ, when used of a vessel, you may find used by Metagenes the comic writer, in his Valiant Persians: and Pherecrates, my friend, has used the form τήγανον in his Trifles, where he says—
He said he ate anchovies from the frying-pan (τηγάνον).
And the same poet has also said in the Persæ—
To sit before the frying-pans (τήγανα) burning rushes.
And Philonides says, in his Buskins—
Receive him now with rays and frying-pans (τήγανα).
And again he says—
Smelling of frying-pans (τήγανα).
And Eubulus says, in his Orthane—
The bellows rouses Vulcan's guardian dogs,
With the warm vapour of the frying-pan (τήγανον).
And in another place he says—
But every lovely woman walks along
Fed with the choicest morsels from the frying-pan (τήγανον).
And in his Titans he says—
And the dish
Doth laugh and bubble up with barbarous talk,
And the fish leap ἐν μέσοισι τηγάνοις.
And Phrynichus also uses a verb derived from the word in his Tragedian—
'Tis sweet to eat fried meat, at any feast
For which one has been at no cost oneself.
[p. 362] And Pherecrates, in his Ant Men says—“Are you eating fried meat (σὺ δ᾽ ἀποτηγανίζεις)?”

But Hegesander the Delphian says that the Syracusans call a dish τήγανον, and the proper τήγανον they call ξηροτήγανον; on which account he says that Theodorides says in some poem—

He in a τήγανον did boil it well,
In a large swimming dish.
Where he uses τήγανον for λοπας. But the Ionians write the word ἤγανον without the letter τ, as Anacreon says—
Putting his hand within the frying-pan (ἤγανον).

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