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βάλα^νος [βα^], ,
A.acorn, Od.10.242, 13.409, Arist.HA603b31, Thphr.HP3.8.3: any similar fruit, date, Hdt.1.193, X.An.2.3.15, Arr.Ind.11.8; Διὸς β. v. Διοσβάλανος; β. μυρεψική bān, Balanites aegyptiaca, Dsc.4.157, cf. Thphr.HP4.2.1.
2. tree which bears βάλανοι, ib.6, Plb.34.8.1, LXX Ge.35.8.
II. from similarity of shape,
1. a sea shell-fish, barnacle, Arist.HA535a24,547b22, Xenocr. ap. Orib.2.58.50.
2. glans penis,Arist.HA493a27,Ar.Lys. 413, Gal.10.381.
3. air-vessel of a seaweed, bladder-wrack, Fucus vesiculosus, Thphr.HP4.6.9.
4. iron peg, bolt-pin, Ar.V.200, Th.2.4, Aen.Tact.18.1,al.
5. fastening for necklaces, Ar.Lys.410.
6. Medic., suppository, Hp.Epid.1.26.ά, Aret.CA 1.1.
b. pledget, pessary, Hp.Mul.1.84.
7. ballot-ball, Arist.Ath.63.2. (Lat. glans, Slav. žελąδι^, Lith. γὶλε_.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (13):
    • Aristophanes, Wasps, 200
    • Aristotle, Constitution of the Athenians, 63.2
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.193
    • Homer, Odyssey, 10.242
    • Homer, Odyssey, 13.409
    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.4
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 2.3.15
    • Polybius, Histories, 34.8.1
    • Aristophanes, Lysistrata, 410
    • Aristophanes, Lysistrata, 413
    • Aretaeus, De curatione acutorum morborum libri duo, 1.1
    • Old Testament, Genesis, 35.8
    • Arrian, Indica, 11.8
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