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κερκίς , ίδος, ,
II. any taper rod, of wood, ivory, etc.; as,
1. peg, pin, used to rivet the μεσάβοιον to the ζυγός, Poll.1.252: hair-pin or comb, A.R.3.46.
2. measuringrod, AP11.267; gnomon of a dial (prob.), CIG2681 (Iasus).
3. great bone of the leg, tibia, A.R.4.1520, Plu.Alex.45; = κνήμη, Heroph. ap.Ruf.Onom.123, Poll.2.191.
b. radius of the arm, ib.142, Gal. UP2.13, al., Orib.47.6.1.
4. organ of the electric ray, Opp.H. 2.63.
5. rod for stirring liquids, Gal.12.683.
6. iron dowel, IG22.1668.52.
7. καμπύλοχοι κ., of ploughs, Orph.Fr.33.
III. wedge-shaped division of the seats in the theatre, “περὶ τὴν ἐσχάτην . . κ. καθιζούσας θεωρεῖνAlex.41, cf. Phld.Acad.Ind.p.26 M., LW1586 (Aphrodisias).
2. tympanum or half-tympanum, IG42(1).102.89, 112 (Epid., iv B.C.).
IV. aspen, Populus tremula, Arist.HA595a2, Thphr.HP3.14.2.
2. Judas tree, Cercis Siliquastrum, ib.1.11.2.
3. white bryony, Bryonia cretica, Gal.14.186.
4. pine-cone, Sch.E.Hec.1153, Hsch.
V. kind of bird, Id.
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