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κηρός , ,
A.bees-wax, Od.12.48, Theoc.1.27, etc.; honeycomb, Id.20.27; “εὐπλαστότερον κηροῦPl.R.588d; used as a cosmetic, Philostr. Ep.22; in encaustic painting, IG42 (1).102.272 (Epid., iv B.C.), 14.1320; for writing tablets, POxy.736.16 (i A.D.), etc.: hence “λόγους εἰς γραμμάτιον καὶ κηρὸν ἐρχομένουςLib.Ep.886.1.
2. sealing-wax, Luc.Alex.21.
3. κ. Τυρρηνικός white wax used in medicine, Gal.13.411, Dsc.1.70.
II. pl.κηροί wax tapers, Hld.9.11. (Panhellenic η, IG42.l.c.,, cf. κήρινος, κηρόδετος, κηροχυτέω; Lat. cera.
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    • Homer, Odyssey, 12.48
    • Plato, Republic, 588d
    • Lucian, Alexander, 21
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