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σι^κύ-α [υ^], Ion. σι^κυ-ύη , ,
A.bottle-gourd, Lagenaria vulgaris, Arist.HA 616a22, Thphr.HP1.13.3, CP1.10.4.
2. ς. Ἰνδική,= κολοκύντη, Euthyd. ap. Ath.2.58f, cf. Menodor.ib.59a: but ς. distd. fr. κολοκύντη in Hellespontian dialect, Ath.2.59a.
3. = κολοκυνθίς, Hp.Mul.1.37; “ς. πικράDsc.4.176.
4. gourd used as a calabash, Sammelb. 7202.20 (iii B.C.).
II. cupping-instrument, because it was shaped like the gourd, Crates Com.41, Hp.VM22, Aph.5.50, Pl.Ti.79e, Arist.Rh.1405b3, IG22.47.8,11.
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    • Plato, Timaeus, 79e
    • Hippocrates, Aphorismi, 5.50
    • Hippocrates, De prisca medicina, 22
    • Athenaeus, of Naucratis, Deipnosophistae, 59a
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