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σκορπί-ος , ,
A.scorpion, A.Fr.169, Pl.Euthd.290a, Sammelb.1267.7 (i A.D.), etc.; ς. χερσαῖος (v. infr. 11) Arist.HA555a23: prov., “ὑπὸ παντὶ λίθῳ σκορπίον φυλάσσεοPraxill.4; “ἐν παντὶ ς. φρουρεῖ λίθῳS. Fr.37; also σκορπίον ὀκτώπουν ἐγείρεις 'let sleeping dogs lie', Hsch.; “ὥσπερ ἔχις ς. ἠρκὼς τὸ κέντρονD.25.52.
II. a sea-fish, prob. Scorpaena scrofa, Alex.261.9, Diocl.Fr.135, Arist.HA508b17, Plu.2.977f; used (like the mugilis in Catull.15.19, Juv.10.317) to punish adulterers, Pl.Com.173.21; dub. sens. in LXX 3 Ki.12.11.
III. scorpion furze, Genista acanthoclada, Thphr.HP6.1.3, 6.4.1.
2. scorpion root, Doronicum caucasicum, ib.9.13.6.
3. = θηλυφόνον, ib.9.18.2.
IV. the constellation Scorpio, Cleostrat.1, Arat.85, Eudox. ap. Hipparch.1.2.20, Eratosth.Cat.7.
V. an engine of war for discharging arrows, Hero Bel.74.6, Plu.Marc. 15; “σκορπίων σωλῆνεςIG22.1627.333.
VI. a stone, Orph.L.500, cf. 494.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Demosthenes, Against Aristogiton 1, 52
    • Plato, Euthydemus, 290a
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 37
    • Old Testament, 1 Kings, 12.11
    • Plutarch, Marcellus, 15
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