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πίναξ [ι^], α^κος, ,
A.board, plank, “πίνακάς τε νεῶνOd.12.67; “εὐγόμφοισιν . . πινάκεσσινOpp.H.1.194, cf. πινακηδόν; πίνακος κουρά sawdust, Hsch.: hence of things made of flat wood, metal, etc.,
1. drawing- or writing-tablet, = δέλτος, γράψας ἐν π. πτυκτῷ Il.6.169; “πίναξιν . . ἐγγεγραμμέναA.Supp.946; “πινάκων ξεστῶν δέλτοιAr.Th.778; “ἐν χρυσῷ π. γράψαντεςPl.Criti.120c, cf. R.501a; of a votive tablet hung on the image of a god, A.Supp.463, cf. Arist.Pol.1341a36, IG42(1).121.24(Epid., ivB. C., pl.), Herod.4.19, Str.8.6.15(pl.), etc.; Πίνακες tables or catalogues of authors, name of a work by Callimachus, D.L. 8.86, cf. Ath.6.244a, 13.585b, Suid. s.v. Καλλίμαχος; lists of philosophers, Plu.Sull.26; “αἵ τ᾽ ἀναγραφαὶ τῶν π. αἵ τε βυβλιοθῆκαιPhld. Sto.339.13.
3. board for painting on, picture, Simon.178, Anaxandr.33.2; “π. οἱ γραφόμενοιThphr.HP5.7.4, cf. IG 11(2).161A75 (Delos, iii B. C.).
4. generally, plate with anything drawn or engraved on it, χάλκεος π., of a map, Hdt.5.49, cf. Plu. Thes.1; π. γεωγραφικός, first made by Anaximander, Str.1.1.11.
5. board or tablet on which astronomical tables were drawn, περὶ πίνακα μέθοδος the art of casting nativities, Plu.Rom.12; ἀγυρτικοὶ π. Id.Comp.Arist.Cat.3, cf. “πινάκιον11.3.
b. prov., ἐκ πίνακος καὶ πυλαίας, of a trivial fiction, Id.2.386b.
6. public notice-board or register, “π. ἐκκλησιαστικόςD.44.35, etc.; but δαμόσιος π. public archive, SIG671A15 (Delph., ii B. C.).
7. strop, to sharpen knives on, Thphr.HP5.5.1.
8. toy-theatre for marionettes, HeroAut. 23.1, al. (Cf. OSlav. p[icaron]n[icaron] 'tree-stump'.)
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    • Aeschylus, Suppliant Maidens, 463
    • Aeschylus, Suppliant Maidens, 946
    • Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae, 778
    • Demosthenes, Against Leochares, 35
    • Herodotus, Histories, 5.49
    • Homer, Odyssey, 16.49
    • Homer, Odyssey, 12.67
    • Homer, Odyssey, 1.141
    • Plato, Republic, 501a
    • Plato, Critias, 120c
    • Strabo, Geography, 1.1.11
    • Homer, Iliad, 6.169
    • Strabo, Geography, 8.6.15
    • Plutarch, Romulus, 12
    • Plutarch, Theseus, 1
    • Plutarch, Sulla, 26
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