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φλέψ , , gen. φλεβός: also masc., φλέβες οἰδαίνοντες (nisi leg. οἰδαίνοντος) Nonn.D.47.111:—
A.blood-vessel, whether vein or artery, Il.13.546, Hdt.4.2, 187, A.Fr.230, S.Ph.825; distd. from artery, Hp. Alim.31; “φλὲψ κοίληvena cava, Id.Vict.1.9, E.Ion1011, Arist.HA 497a14; also called φ. μεγάλη, μεγίστη, ib.495b7, 496a26; φ. σπληνῖτις, ἡπατῖτις, ib.512a6; “φλέβες σπερματίτιδεςDiog.Apoll.6 (also used of the ureters, Hp.Oss.4); “γονίμη φλέψmembrum virile, AP 6.218 (Alc.), cf. Neophro (?) in PLit.Lond.77Fr.2.7: so abs., APl.4.261 (Leon.); “φλεβὸς τροπωτήρXenarch.1.8; φλέβα σχάζειν to open a vein, X.HG5.4.58; “λύεινPosidon.72J.; οὗ ἂν φ. σφύζῃ where the vein throbs, Hp.Epid.2.5.16; “αἱ φ. ἐξανίστανταιLuc.Bis Acc. 11.
2. vein of metal, X.Vect.1.5, Arist.GC326b35, D.S.2.36, D.P. 1104: spring of water, Arist.Pr.935b10; “αἱ φ. τῆς πηγῆςPlb.34.9.7, cf. Supp.Epigr.4.467.5 (Didyma, iii A. D.), Gp.2.5.6.
3. vein in plants, Arist.PA668a25, Thphr.HP1.2.1.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (9):
    • Euripides, Ion, 1011
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.2
    • Homer, Iliad, 13.546
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 5.4.58
    • Xenophon, Ways and Means, 1.5
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 825
    • Polybius, Histories, 34.9.7
    • Hippocrates, De alimento, 31
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 2.36
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