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λειχήν , ῆνος, ,
A.tree-moss, lichen, implied in Thphr. (cf. λειχηνιάω).
2. a kind of liver-wort, that grows on damp rocks, Dsc.4.53; but ἵππειος λ., = ἱππολειχήν, Nic.Th.945.
3. a lichen-like eruption on the skin of animals, esp. on the chin, mentagra, A.Ch.281 (pl.), Hp.Aph.3.20 (pl.), Thphr.Sud.14 (pl.), LXX Le.21.20, Gal.14.75, Aët.8.16; also, of the ground, blight, canker, A.Eu.785 (lyr.).
4. in horses, the normal callosity on foreleg, chestnut, Dsc.2.43 (pl.), Cael.Aur.TP1.138 (pl.).—In codd. freq. written λιχήν.
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    • Aeschylus, Eumenides, 785
    • Aeschylus, Libation Bearers, 281
    • Old Testament, Leviticus, 21.20
    • Hippocrates, Aphorismi, 3.20
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