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λεύκ-η , , a cutaneous disease, so called from its colour: a kind of
A.leprosy or elephantiasis, “λέπρην λεύκην ἔχεινHdt.1.138; “λειχῆνες καὶ λέπραι καὶ λεῦκαιHp.Prorrh.2.43; “λ. ἀλφούς τεPl.Ti.85a; [“ἐξάνθημα] καλεῖται λ.Arist.HA518a13, cf. Pr.891a26.
II. white poplar, Populus alba, Thphr.HP1.10.1, al.; used for chaplets, Ar.Nu.1007, Eup.14.4, D.18.260, Theoc. 2.121; later “λεύκη λευκήHippiatr.22.
2. a place at Athens where the taxes were let out to farmers of the revenue, prob. so called from a poplar in the place, And.1.133.
III. = ἀνδρόσακες, Ps.-Dsc.3.133.
IV. in pl., white spots on the nails, Alex.Aphr.Pr.1.146.
V. in pl., kind of κόγχοι, = ἀνδροφυκτίδες, Epich.42.11.
VI. name of various plasters, Gal.13.414, al.
VII. white clay or chalk, Gloss.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Andocides, On the Mysteries, 133
    • Demosthenes, On the Crown, 260
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.138
    • Plato, Timaeus, 85a
    • Aristophanes, Clouds, 1007
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