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λιγνύς , ύος, (parox. in Call.Fr.1.57 P.),
A.thick smoke mixed with flame, murky fire (such as is made by burning resinous substances, Arist.Mete.387b6, al.), “ἱέντα . . διὰ στόμα λιγνὺν μέλαινανA.Th.494; στέροψ λ., of the fires seen by night on the two peaks of Parnassus, S.Ant.1127 (lyr.); “λ. σῶμα καταιθαλοῖAr.Av.1241; λ. καὶ καπνός Id. Lys.319; “λιγνὺς πρόσεδροςS.Tr.794, expld. by Sch. of the smoke of the altar hanging round Heracles: pl., “αἱ φλόγες καὶ αἱ λ.Plb.34.11.18, cf. Str.6.2.11.
2. soot, λ. ἐστι καπνώδης αἰθάλη Erot.s.v. γλῶσσαλιγνυώδης; used medicinally, Dsc.2.72, Gal.12.61. [υ_ Tryph. 322; but υ^ Call. l.c., and prob. in S.Ant. l.c.]
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 494
    • Aristophanes, Birds, 1241
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 1127
    • Strabo, Geography, 6.2.11
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 794
    • Polybius, Histories, 34.11.18
    • Aristophanes, Lysistrata, 319
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