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σπάργα^ν-ον , τό, (σπάργω) for swathing infants, ib.151,306, Pi.N.1.38: mostly in pl., swaddling-clothes, h.Merc.237, Pi.P.4.114; “παῖς ἔτ᾽ ὢν ἐν σπαργάνοιςA.Ch.755, cf. 529,759, Ag. 1606; “εἰς σπάργανά μ᾽ αὐτὸς ἔθηκενEpigr.Gr.314.6 (Smyrna, iii A.D.); ἐκ πρώτων ς. ab incunabulis, S.E.M.1.41; τὰ τῆς γεννήσεως εὐτελῆ ς. a mean origin, Hdn.7.1.2:—hence,
2. in Trag. and Com., objects left with an exposed child, the marks by which a person's true birth and family are identified (Lat. crepundia, monumenta), S.OT1035, Men.Pk.15, Donat. ad Ter.Eun.753; so prob. τούτου (sc. τοῦ Τηλέφου δὸς . . μοι τὰ ς. Ar.Ach.431.
II. a plant,= ὠκιμοειδές, f.l. for σπαργάνιον, Ps.-Dsc.4.28.
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