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μιτώδει, thread-like, i.e., formed by a thread-wrought fabric (the “σινδών”), and not, as usual, by a cord. “μίτρος” (“”), the thread of the warp: Eur. I. T. 817ὕφηνα καὶ τόδ᾽ εἶδος εὐμίτοις πλοκαῖς” (I wrought this scene, too, with threads deftly woven).—“σινδόνος. σινδών” (prob. from “Ἰνδ”-, Sind) was a general term for a smooth, fine texture, as “βύσσος” was the specific word for a kind of fine linen: Her. 2.86 describes mummies as swathed “σινδόνος βυσσίνης τελαμῶσι” (where see Stein). Thuc. 2.49. 4 “τῶν πάνυ λεπτῶν ἱματίων καὶ σινδόνων”. Laert. Diog. 6. 90 tells of an Athenian (c. 300 B.C.) being reprimanded by the “ἀστυνόμοι” for luxuriousness, “ὅτι σινδόνα ἠμφίεστο”.—Antigone used her veil (“κάλυμμα”: cp. Aristoph. Lys. 532).

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    • Aristophanes, Lysistrata, 532
    • Euripides, Iphigeneia in Taurus, 817
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.86
    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.49
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