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πηλός (Dor. πα_λός Sophr.32, Cerc.3.3, IG5(1).1447.16 (Messene, iii/ii B. C.)), , Syrac. Phryn.38 :—
A.clay, earth, used by masons and potters, Hdt.2.36, 136, Ar.Av.1143, Th.2.76, Pl.Tht.147a, Plb.15.35.2; “πηλὸν ὀργάζεινEup.248, S.Fr.482, cf. 510, 787, Ar.Av.839; π. ἠχυρωμένος clay mixed with chaff for use as mortar, IG22.463.42, cf. 5(1)l.c., LXXGe.11.3; εὐώδεϊ πηλῷ, of earth on which wine has been poured, Tryph.349; Βρομιώδεα π. φύρησαν . . Χάριτες, of a drinkingcup, AP11.27 (Maced.): metaph., clay from which man was made: hence π. Προμηθεῖος, of man, Call.Fr.87, cf. 133, Ar.Av.686; “ἐκ ποίου πηλοῦ πεφύρητ᾽ εἰδόταHerod.2.29.
II. Poet., thick or muddy wine, lees, S.Fr.783; of wine spilt on the floor, Plu.2.463a, Charito 1.3; cf. Πηλεύς fin.
III. metaph., dolt, blockhead, Com. Adesp.890.
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