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ὄμφαξ , α^κος, ( Plu.2.138e,648f, Gp.4.15.13),
II. metaph., young girl not yet ripe for marriage, AP5.19 (Honest.), 12.205 (Strat.), JRS18.30 (Tembris) ; τί τρυγᾷς ὄμφακας ἡλικίης ; (epitaph of a boy, addressed to Pluto) IG14.769 (Naples).
2. the unripe hard breasts of a young girl, “ὄμφακα μαζοῦTryph.34 ; but ὄμφακι μαζῷ, as Adj., Nonn.D.1.71,48.957 ; cf. “ὀμφάκιον11.
3. ὄμφακας βλέπειν look sour grapes, look sour (cf. βλέπω II), Com.Adesp.877 : hence τὰς ὀφρῦς σχάσασθε καὶ τὰς . your scornful brows and sourgrape looks, Pl.Com.32 ; cf. “ὀμφακίας11.
b. prov., “ὑγιέστερος ὄμφακοςCom.Adesp.910.
4. a gem, used for seals, Thphr.Lap.30. [Always α^, since στόμφα_κα has been restored by Gaisf. in Ar.Fr. 624.]
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    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 970
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