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φοινικ-ίς , ίδος, , or purple cloth, Ar.Pl.731,735; used for horses, X.Cyr.8.3.12.
2. red cloak, Ar.Ach.320 (troch.); φοινικίδ᾽ ὀξεῖαν πάνυ a red cloak as bright as bright can be, Id.Pax 1173, cf. 1175 (both troch.): esp. the dark-red military cloak of the Lacedaemonians, Id.Lys.1140, X.Lac.11.3, Arist.Fr.542; also worn by Persians, X.Cyr.6.4.1, cf. “φοινικιστής11; by Macedonians, Plu. Aem.18, etc.; distd. from πορφυρίς, X.Cyr.8.3.3.
3. red curtain or carpet, Aeschin.3.76 (pl.).
4. red flag hung out as the signal for action, Plb.2.66.11, D.S.13.77, etc.; generally, red banner, φοινικίδας ἀνασείειν, a form in solemn curses or excommunications, Lys.6.51.
5. ornamental palm-tree, Inscr. Délos314B137 (iii B. C.).
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    • Aeschines, Against Ctesiphon, 76
    • Aristophanes, Acharnians, 320
    • Aristophanes, Lysistrata, 1140
    • Aristophanes, Peace, 1173
    • Aristophanes, Peace, 1175
    • Aristophanes, Plutus, 735
    • Aristophanes, Plutus, 731
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 13.77
    • Lysias, Against Andocides, 51
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 8.3.12
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 8.3.3
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 6.4.1
    • Xenophon, Constitution of the Lacedaimonians, 11.3
    • Polybius, Histories, 2.66.11
    • Plutarch, Aemilius Paullus, 18
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