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συ?κ-ι^νος , η, ον,
A.of the figtree, ς. ξύλον fig-wood, Hp.Ulc.12, Ar.V.145 (where reference is made to the pungent smoke produced by burning it, cf. Arist.Fr.227, Thphr. Ign.72); κλῳὸς ς. Ar.V.897; “τορύνηPl.Hp.Ma.290d sq.; σύκινα Χῖα Chian fig-trees, PCair.Zen.33.12 (iii B.C.): the wood of the fig was proverbially cheap and useless, Zen.3.44, Sch.Ar.Pl.947: hence,
2. metaph., ς. ἄνδρες worthless, good-for-nothing fellows, Theoc.10.45; “ς. σοφιστήςAntiph.122.4; prov., ς. ἐπικουρία, of feeble, useless help, Hsch. (v. σκύτινος)“; ς. γνώμηLuc.Ind.6; ς. σύζυγος a false, treacherous comrade, with a play on συκοφαντικός, Ar.Pl.946.
II. of figs, πῶμα ς. fig-wine, Plu.2.752b; ς. καρπός the fig-harvest, PCair.Zen.354.20 (iii B.C.).
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