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φι_μ-ός , , heterocl. pl.
A.φι_μάAP6.312 (Anyte):—any instrument for keeping the mouth closed:
I. muzzle, for dogs, calves, etc., “φιμὸν περιτιθέναι τινίLuc.Vit.Auct.22, cf. APl. c., LXX Si.20.29.
2. gag: hence, silencing by a spell, Tab.Defix.Aud.25.13 (Curium, iii A. D.).
III. a kind of cup, used as a dice-box, Aeschin.1.59, Diph. 76, cf. Poll.7.203, 10.150.
IV. tightening, constriction by means of ropes, Apollod Poliorc.161.1.
V. = φίμωσις 11.2, “φ. τοὺς ἐν αἰδοίοις χαλᾷDsc.4.91, cf. Androm. ap. Gal.13.311; imperforation of the anus, Heliod. ap. Orib.44.20.72. (Connected with σφίγγω, σφιγμός by EM795.21.)
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    • Aeschines, Against Timarchus, 59
    • Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 463
    • Old Testament, Isaiah, 37.29
    • Old Testament, Ecclesiasticus, 20.29
    • Lucian, Vitarum auctio, 22
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