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πῖλος , ,
A.wool or hair wrought into felt, used as a lining for helmets, Il.10.265 ; for shoes, Hes.Op.542, cf. Pl.Smp.220b, Luc.Rh.Pr.15; but τὴν τῶν οἰκείων πίλων γένεσιν, playfully, of the human hair, Pl.Lg. 942e.
II. anything made of felt, esp. close-fitting cap, Hes.Op.546, Arist.GA785a27, AP6.90 (Phil.), etc.; πίλους τιάρας φορέοντες wearing turbans for caps, Hdt.3.12; “ἀντὶ τῶν π. μιτρηφόροι ἦσανId.7.62, cf. 61,92 ; “πῖλοι τοῖς δημοσίοιςIG22.1672.70 ; π. λευκός ib.5(1).1390.13 (Andania, i B. C.); of various fashions, “π. ἈρκαδικόςPolyaen.4.14; “ΛακωνικόςPoll.1.149 ; Μακεδονικός, = καυσία, Id.10.162 ; π. χαλκοῦς a brazen cap, i. e. helmet, Ar.Lys.562 ; of the apex worn by Roman flamines, D.H.2.64 (pl.).
2. felt shoe, λευκοὺς ὑπὸ ποσσὶν ἔχων π. Cratin.100.
3. felt cloth, used for carpets, mats, tents, etc., Hdt. 4.23,73,75, Hp.Aër.18 (pl.), cf. X.Cyr.5.5.7, Aen.Tact.33.3 (pl.), etc.; for horse-cloths, Plu.Art.11.
4. felt cuirass, jerkin, Th.4.34.
III. amadou, Polyporus igniarius, Thphr.HP3.7.4.
b. embryo of Nelumbium, ib.4.8.7.
2. ball, “σφαιρίζουσα πίλῳSuid. Hist.(FHGiip.464Fr.2.
IV. = Lat. pilus, as in primus pilus, Suid. (Cf. Lat. pilleus.
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    • Herodotus, Histories, 3.12
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.23
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.62
    • Hesiod, Works and Days, 542
    • Hesiod, Works and Days, 546
    • Homer, Iliad, 10.265
    • Plato, Laws, 942e
    • Plato, Symposium, 220b
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.34
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 5.5.7
    • Aristophanes, Lysistrata, 562
    • Plutarch, Artaxerxes, 11
    • Lucian, Rhetorum praeceptor, 15
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae, 2.64
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