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μυκτήρ , ῆρος, , (μύσσομαι)
A.nostril, φλέγει δὲ μ., of the fire-breathing bull of Aeetes, S.Fr.336, cf. Ar.V.1488, etc.: freq. in pl., “μυκτῆρσιν ἐρευνᾶνEmp.101, cf. Hp.Art.37, Acut.(Sp.23, Sophr.135, Hdt.3.87, Ar.Ra.893, X.Smp.5.6, Antiph.217.6, Ph.1.249, al.: dat. pl. μυκτήρεσσιν, in a prescription, POxy.1088.32 (i A. D.): metaph., of a lamp-nozzle, Ar.Ec.5.
2. from the use of the nose to express ridicule, sneerer, of Socrates, Timo 25; in the abstract, sarcasm, raillery, “μ. πολιτικώτατοςLongin.34.2, cf. Plu.2.860e; “μ. ἈττικόςLuc. Prom.Es1; “κεράσας μυκτῆρι φρόνημαAP9.188.
II. an elephant's trunk, Arist.HA497b26, PA659a12; also, the funnel of the cuttlefish, Id.HA541b15.
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