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σφα?́κελ-ος , ,
A.gangrene, mortification, or, of bones, caries, Hp.Aph.7.78; τοῦ ἐγκεφάλου Id. Aër.10 (pl.); so called when farther advanced than γάγγραινα, cf. Gal.2.632, 18(1).687.
2. generally, spasm, convulsion, A.Pr.878 (anap.); κατὰ δ᾽ ἐγκέφαλον πηδᾷ ς. E.Hipp.1352 (anap.): metaph., ς. ἀνέμων the convulsive fury of winds, A.Pr.1045 (anap.).
3. the middle finger, Suid.s.v. σφακελισμός; so σφάκηλος (or φάκηλος ) PLond.1821.297.
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