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σφρα_γ-ίς , Ion.σφρηγίς , ῖδος, : Aeol. acc.
A.σφρᾶγινChoerob. in Theod.1.327 H. (v.l. σφράγιν), Eust.265.18:—seal, signet, Hdt.1.195, 3.41, PHib.1.72.19 (iii B.C.), Numen. ap. Eus.PE14.7, etc.; distd. from δακτύλιος, Ar.Fr.320.12, Pl.Hp.Mi.368c; “ς. ἐπιβάλλεινAr.Av.560 (anap.), Th.415; τῶν σφραγῖδας ἐχόντων, i.e. fops, Id.Ec. 632 (anap.); “ἔχων . . σφραγῖδα καὶ μεμυρισμένοςAntiph.190.2; of the public seal of a state, [ ἐπιστάτης] τηρεῖ τὴν δημοσίαν ς. Arist.Ath. 44.1, cf.IG22.204.40, Str.9.3.1; τὸν στρατηγὸν καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς ς. keeper of the privy seal, IGRom.4.1712 (Samos, ii B.C.).
2. gem or stone for a ring, Hdt.7.69, cf. Arist.Mete.387b17, Thphr.Lap.44; τὰς τῶν δακτυλίων ς. Arist.Aud.801b4; “ς. ἴασπις χρυσοῦν δακτύλιον ἔχουσαIG22.1388.87; ς. ὑάλιναι ib.90.
2. any mark, as the spots on a leopard, Opp.C.2.299: v. σφηρός.
3. wound, blow, Lyc.780.
III. tablet of Lemnian medicinal earth certified as such by bearing the impression of the seal of the Lemnian priestess of Artemis, Dsc.5.97; ς. Λημνία Id.Alex.Prooem., Gal.12.169, Aret.CA2.2, so prob. in Archig. ap. Orib.44.26.11, 51.42.5.
IV. governmentally defined and numbered area of land (including plots belonging to different owners) in Egypt, POxy.918ii 8 (ii A.D.), PFay.339 (ii A.D.), BGU831.6 (iii A.D.), PHamb.12.2 (iii A.D.), Sammelb.4325 ii 4 (iii A.D.).
2. registered holding of land, PTeb.105.13, al. (ii B.C.), PLond.3.880.20 (ii B.C.), PAmh.2.87,90 (ii A.D.), etc.
3. numbered area on a worldmap, Eratosth. ap. Str.2.1.22, al.: pl., 11.12.5.
V. Medic., pastille, Πολυείδου ς. Gal.13.834, Paul.Aeg.7.12, cf. Cels.5.20.2, al.
b. Πακκίου ς., Paccius's brand, name of an eye-salve, Gal.12.751; eye-salves were certified by their makers by a seal-impression, e.g. D. Galli Sesti sfragis ad aspritudines, CIL13.10021.76 (Gaul).
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