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πέτα^λον , τό, poet. dat. pl. πέταλσι as well as πετάλοις, Poet. in An. Ox.1.121, cj. in Simon.10 ; also πέτηλον , first in Hes.Sc.289, Fr.96.87 : (πετάννυμι) :—
A.leaf, mostly pl., Il.2.312, Od.19.520, Hes.Op.486, 680, Alcm.39, Alc.39, E.Hel.244 (lyr.), etc.; εὐδαιμονίας πέταλον, of the Olympian wreath of wild olive, B.5.186; ἁβρά τε λειμώνων π. flowers, AP7.23 (Antip. Sid.) : rare in Prose, X.An.5.4.12, Cyn.9.15 ; used in divination, Phld.D.1.25 : sg. in Ael.VH5.16 ; poet., νεικέων πέταλα contentious votes (cf. πεταλισμός), Pi.I.8(7).46 ; Ὠκεανοῦ πέταλα, of springs, Id.Fr.326.
II. leaf of metal, “χρυσίων πέταλαIG12.374.283 ; πέταλα χρυσᾶ ib.22.1394.5 ; “π. χρυσίῳ ἐπίτηκταInscr.Délos 442 B138(ii B. C.), cf. Dsc.5.79, Luc.Philops.19 ; used for gilding the horns of victims, IG22.1635.36 : sg., “π. χρυσοῦνLXX Ex. 28.32(36) ; π. πύρινα, of the stars, Placit.2.14.4.
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