A.“κύρβιες” AP4.4 (Agath.); acc. pl. “κύρβιας” A.R.4.280, AP4.3b.37 (Agath.): sg., v. infr. 111, acc. “κύρβιν” Nonn.D.12.55; dat. κύρβιδι ib.37: (perh. akin to κόρυμβος): —at Athens, triangular tablets, forming a three-sided pyramid, turning on a pivot, upon which the early laws were inscribed, Cratin. l.c., Ar.l.c., Pl.Plt.298e, Lys.30.17, Arist. l. c.; described as being of wood, Plu. l. c.; of bras, Sch.Ar. l. c.; of stone, Apollod.Fr. Hist.107(a) J.; by some identified with ἄξονες, Eratosth. ap. Sch. A.R.4.280, Plu. l.c.; by others distd. from them, Ar.Byz. ap. EM 547.52, Sch.A.R. l.c., AB274, Hsch.
II. later, of all pillars or tablets with inscriptions, Pl. l.c., Porph.Abst.2.21; of maps, A.R. l.c.; of wall-pictures, Nonn.D.12.32; κ. γηραλέαι, of Homer's poems, AP15.36 (Cometas), cf. 4.4 (Agath.): metaph., the pillars of Heracles, ib.4.3b.37 (Id.).