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φαιός , ά, όν,
A.grey, of any colour mixed of black and white, Pl.Ti. 68c, cf. Arist.Cat.12a18, Top.106b6, al.: opp. to both μέλας and λευκός, in a negative sense, Pl.R.585a; φ. ἄρτοι, opp. to λευκοί, Alex.120; “τὸ ξανθὸν φ.Jul.Or.4.138d; of mourning, “φ. ἱμάτιαPlb.30.4.5; “ἀποθέσθαι τὰ φ.Id.15.25.11; “φ. ἐσθήςSIG1219.5 (Gambreion, iii B.C.)), D.H.5.17, D.C.49.12, al.; ἰώδης καὶ φ. χολή καλοῦσι δ᾽ αὐτὴν ἰσατώδη) Gal.15.35; dark-complexioned, P.Strassb.79.2 (i B.C.).
2. of sound, harsh, Arist.Top.106b7, Aud.802a2, Poll.2.117, S.E.M.6.41.
II. φαιά, , name of a plaster, Androm. ap. Gal.13.906, etc. (Cf. Lith. gaĩsas 'reflected light of a blazing fire'.)
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Plato, Republic, 585a
    • Plato, Timaeus, 68c
    • Polybius, Histories, 15.25.11
    • Polybius, Histories, 30.4.5
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae, 5.17
    • Cassius Dio, Historia Romana, 49.12
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