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μόλυβδος , , v. infr. III. 2),
A.lead, Simon.64 (dub.), Hdt.3.56, Th. 1.93, IG12.371.12,22.1666.30,al., PCair.Zen.386r (iii B.C.), etc.; “τηκτὸς μ.E.Andr.267, etc.
II. plumbago, used as a test of gold, Thgn.417,1105,Arist.Mete.349a2.
2. circular piece of lead for drawing ruled lines, AP6.67 (Jul. Aeg.).
III. = μολύβδιον II, Hp.Mul. 2.132,al.
2. μ., , = μολυβδίς 3, Ammon.Diff.p.120 V.—Acc. to EM590.8, μόλυβδος and μόλιβος, with their respective derivs., are the correct forms, and this is corroborated by the earlier Inscrr. and Pap.; but later Inscrr., Pap., and codd. show much variation in spelling in derivs.; cf. βόλιμος, περιβολιβόω. (Prob. a foreign word like the cogn. Lat. plumbum.
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    • Euripides, Andromache, 267
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