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φῦσα , ης, ,
A.pair of bellows, mostly in pl., τὸν δ᾽ εὗρ᾽ . . ἑλισσόμενον περὶ φύσας, sc. Hephaestus, Il.18.372, cf. 409; “φύσας ἐσθέντες ἐφύσωνTh.4.100; “αἱ φ. αἱ ἐν τοῖς χαλκείοιςArist.Resp.474a12; “τοῦ χαλκέος δύο φύσαςHdt.1.68: hence ἐν τῇσι φύσῃς in the smithies Herod.3.21.
2. bladder, Dsc.5.94, Hippiatr.33, Gloss.;φῦσαν ὑπηνέμιονAP9.486 (Pall.); “φ. χηνείαPMag.Lond.46.382; of the castoreum pouches of the beaver, Dsc.2.24.
3. = φαρέτρα, Hsch.
4. = ἀσκός, Id.
2. wind in the body, flatus, Id.VM10,22, Aph.4.73; breaking of wind, opp. ἐρυγμός, πταρμός, Arist.Pr.962a35: pl., Pl.R.405d, Arist.HA 604a12; περὶ φυσῶν, title of work by Hippocrates.
3. of fire, stream, jet,φλὸξ φῦσαν ἱεῖσα πυρόςh.Merc.114.
III. crater of a volcano, Str.13. 4.11, Oros.6.2.17.
IV. calyx ofφυσαλλίς111, Dsc.Eup.1.51.
V. name of a fish found in the Nile, Str.17.2.4, Ath.7.312b. (Cf. Lith. pučiù 'I blow', Lat. pustula, etc.; onomatop.; v. may be Egyptian.)
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (14):
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.68
    • Homer, Iliad, 18.372
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 4 to Hermes, 114
    • Plato, Republic, 405d
    • Strabo, Geography, 13
    • Strabo, Geography, 17.2.4
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 768
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 77
    • Hippocrates, De prisca medicina, 10
    • Hippocrates, Aphorismi, 4.73
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 47
    • Hippocrates, De prisca medicina, 22
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.100
    • Lucian, De mercede, 22
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