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ἄχυ^ρον [α^], τό, mostly in pl. ἄχυρα,
A.chaff, bran, husks left after threshing or grinding, Hdt.4.72, Pherecr.161, Antiph.226.2, X. Oec.18.1; “ἐν τοῖς . κυλινδομένηνHermipp.47: sg., Thphr.HP8.4.1, Ev.Matt.3.12, etc.: prov., ὄνος εἰς ἄχυρα 'pig in clover', of unexpected good fortune, Philem.188, cf. Ar.Fr.76: metaph., ἄχυρα τῶν ἀστῶν, of μέτοικοι, Id.Ach.508; ἄχυρα ἀπὸ τοῦ τοίχου ἀποσπᾶν, of dying persons, Hp.Prog.4.
II. in pl., . χρυσοχοϊκά slag from gold-smelting, PHolm.5.7.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Aristophanes, Acharnians, 508
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.72
    • New Testament, Matthew, 3.12
    • Xenophon, Economics, 18.1
    • Hippocrates, Prognosticon, 4
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