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σάνδυξ , υκος, ,
A.a bright red colour, also called ἀρμένιον, Str.11.14.9 (prob. cj.); obtained by heating ψιμύθιον ( = cerussa), Dsc.5.88, cf. Plin.HN35.40; though a like colour was made from a plant of the same name, red sandalwood, Pterocarpus santalinus, Sosib. 21, Verg.Ecl.4.45, Plin. l.c., Lyd.Mag.3.64.
2. pl., flesh-coloured women's garments dyed with this colour, in Lydia, ibid.
3. a kind of salve, prob. a pink mixture of zinc oxide and carbonate, Dsc. l.c., Gal.12.244, Hsch.
II. casket, Id. [ū in genit., Prop.2.19.81; but [ucaron] in Grattius Cyn.86.] (Assyr. sâmtu, sându 'red stone', prob. cinnabar.)
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    • Strabo, Geography, 11.14.9
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 35.40
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