II.λίθοςς. a limestone (of which the best kind was quarried at Assos in the Troad), remarkable for consuming the flesh of corpses laid in it, Erastus ap.Poll.10.150, Dsc.5.124, Cels.4.31.7, Plin.HN2.211, 36.131, Aët.7.41: hence σαρκοφάγος , ἡ, coffin,IG14.1472, cf. Juv.10.172.
Henry George Liddell. Robert Scott. A Greek-English Lexicon. revised and augmented throughout by. Sir Henry Stuart Jones. with the assistance of. Roderick McKenzie. Oxford. Clarendon Press. 1940.
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