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λεπ-ίς , ίδος, , (λέπω)
A.epithelial debris, Hp.Aph.4.81; layer of the skull, PMed. in Arch.Pap.4.270; ᾠοῦ λ. egg-shell, Sch.Ar.Pax 198; cup of a filbert, AP6.22 (Zonas), 102 (Phil.); coat of an onion, Sch.Luc.Hist.Conscr. 26.
2. collectively, scales of fish, “λεπίδος σιδηρέης ὄψιν ἰχθυοειδέοςHdt.7.61; “ ἐν ὄρνιθι πτερόν, τοῦτο ἐν ἰχθύϊ ἐστὶ λ.Arist.HA486b21; opp. φολίς, ib.490b23, 517b5; also of serpents, v.l. in Nic.Th.154, cf. Emp.82.
3. of other things, λ. χαλκοῦ flakes that fly from copper in hammering, Dsc.5.78, 79: abs., “λεπίςHp.Mul.1.63.
4. plate of metal, Ph.Bel.69.50, Hero Aut.12.2, D.S.20.91, Plu.Phoc.18; collectively, “λ. σιδηρᾶBGU544.8 (ii A.D.); of gold and silver, Plb.10.27.10; “λ. ἀργυρᾶPMag.Par.1.258.
5. λ. πρίονος blade of a saw, Heliod. ap. Orib.47.14.5.
6. λεπίδες (sc. χιόνος) snow-flakes, cj. in Thphr.HP4.14.13, CP5.12.11.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Aristophanes, Peace, 198
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.61
    • Polybius, Histories, 10.27.10
    • Hippocrates, Aphorismi, 4.81
    • Plutarch, Phocion, 18
    • Lucian, Quomodo historia conscribenda sit, 26
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 20.91
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