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σκέπαρν-ον , τό, or σκέπαρνος , (the Homeric passages and LXX 1 Ch.20.3, Is. 44.12, leave the gender uncertain, masc. in Hp.Art.35, S.Fr.797, PCair.Zen.753.33 (iii B.C.); later mostly neut., Peripl.M.Rubr.6, AP6.205 (Leon.), Luc.JConf.11, Poll. 10.146, cf. Phot.):—
A.carpenter's axe, adze, for hewing and smoothing the trunks of trees, different from the πέλεκυς (felling-axe or hatchet), Od.5.237, 9.391; ἀμφίξουν AP l.c.
II. from a like ness in the shape, a slightly oblique surgical bandage, Hp.Off.7 (neut.): but masc. in pl., [ἐπίδεσις] πλείστους σκεπάρνους ἔχουσα with many oblique turns, Id.Art.35.
III. used, as a sort of pun, of a sheepskin, as if σκέπ-αρνον, Dionys.Trag. 12, cf. Sch.D.T.p.11 H., interpol. in Artem.4.22. [Hom. does not lengthen a short vowel before σκ-, cf. Σκάμανδρος.]
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Homer, Odyssey, 9.391
    • Old Testament, 1 Chronicles, 20.3
    • Homer, Odyssey, 5.237
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 797
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 35
    • Hippocrates, De officina medici, 7
    • Old Testament, Isaiah, 44.12
    • Lucian, Juppiter confuatus, 11
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