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πεσσός , Att. πεττ- , , heterocl. pl.
2. the board on which the game was played, πεσσὰ πεντέγραμμα, since the pieces were placed on five lines, S.Fr.429.
3. οἱ π. the place in which the game was played, or the game itself, E.Med.68 ; “ἔνθα Διὸς . . θᾶκοι π. τε καλοῦνταιCratin.7.
II. medicated plug of wool or lint to be introduced into the vagina, anus, etc., pessary, Thphr.HP9.20.4, Dsc.1.106, 2.61, Cels.5.21, etc.
2. any oval body, “π. ἐκ μολύβδουApp.Mith.31.
3. ticket or tally showing attendance at an ἐκκλησία, JHS8.118 (Iasus).
4. bolt of a door, PMag.Lond.121.616, POxy. 2146.10 (iii A. D.).
III. in Archit., cubic mass of building, terrace, Str.16.1.5, POxy.1272.6 (ii A. D.), Procop.Aed.1.1.37.
IV. dark edge of the pupil (in the eye), Poll.2.71, Hsch.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (9):
    • Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae, 987
    • Euripides, Medea, 68
    • Euripides, Suppliants, 409
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.94
    • Homer, Odyssey, 1.107
    • Plato, Republic, 333b
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 429
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 479.4
    • Strabo, Geography, 16.1.5
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