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πτίλον [ι^], Dor. ψίλον (q.v.), τό: (πέτομαι, πτέσθαι): prop. of
A.soft feathers or down under the true feathers (πτίλα: πτερὰ ἁπαλά, Hsch., cf. Phot., Suid.), π. κύκνειον [S.]Fr.1127.3, cf. Clytus 1, Ael.NA12.4, etc.; “κνεφάλλων πτίλων σεσαγμένοςPl.Com.97, cf.Eub.5; burned in order to spread pungent smoke, Plb.21.28.12; down on a youth's chin, D.H.Dem.51.
II. wing, prop. of insects, Arist.IA713a10; of the wing-like membrane in a kind of serpents, “π. οὐ πτερωτάHdt.2.76.
III. anything like a feather or wing,
1. leaf, Nic.Th.524.
2. pl., sails of a ship, Lyc.25.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Aristophanes, Acharnians, 585
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.76
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 1127.3
    • Polybius, Histories, 21.28.12
    • Aristophanes, Acharnians, 1182
    • Aristophanes, Acharnians, 588
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De Demosthene, 51
    • Aelian, De Natura Animalium, 12.4
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