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σποδός , ,
A.wood-ashes, embers, Od.9.375, h.Merc.238: generally, ashes, Hdt.2.140; ἐπ᾽ Ἰσμηνοῦ τε μαντεία ς., of the ashes of an altar, S.OT21, cf. Ant.1007, Hdt.4.35; “ς. ἱερὰ ἐκ τοῦ βωμοῦSIG1171.18 (Lebena); of the dead, A.Ag.435,443 (both lyr.), Ch.687, S.El.758, etc.; ἀμφὶ σποδὸν κάρᾳ κεχύμεθα, in sign of mourning, E.Supp.827 (lyr.), cf. 1160; “σποδὸς δὲ τἄλλα, Περικλέης, Κόδρος, ΚίμωνAlex.25.12:—death by plunging into a room filled with ashes, “αὐτήν μιν ῥῖψαι ἐς οἴκημα σποδοῦ πλέονHdt.2.100; as a Persian punishment (cf. Val. Max.9.2.6), “εἰς τὴν σποδὸν ἐμβάλλεταιCtes.Fr.29.48, cf. 51, al., LXX 2 Ma.13.5 sq.—There seems to be no difference in sense between σποδός and τέφρα: both occur in Trag., the latter alone in Att. Prose.
II. dust, “τῆς χαμᾶθεν σποδοῦHdt.4.172; μετρεῖν τὴν ς., of labour in vain, Arr.Epict.3.26.17.
III. oxide of certain metals, ς. Κυπρίη copper oxide, Hp.Mul.1.104; “ς. ἸλλυριῶτιςId.Ulc.13; “ς. χρυσῖτιςId.Mul.1.103, cf. Dsc.5.75.
IV. metaph., κυλίκων, πίθων ς., of a bibulous old woman, 'soaker', 'sponge', AP 6.291, 7.455 (Leon.).
V. lava, Str.6.2.3.
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