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σύρμα , ατος, τό, (σύρω)
A.anything trailed or dragged:
I. a theatric robe with a long train, Arr.Epict.1.29.41, Poll.7.67, An.Par.1.19; ς. ἱματίου train, Ptol.Tetr.24; without ἱματίου, Heph.Astr.1.1; Lat. syrma, Juv.8.229, Mart.4.49.8, al.; cf. “σύρω1, “συρτός11: periphr., σύρμα πλοκάμων long flowing hair, AP5.12 (Phld.); ς. τερηδόνος a long woodworm, ib.12.190 (Strat.).
2. sweepings, refuse, litter, “ὄνους σύρματ᾽ ἂν ἑλέσθαι μᾶλλον χρυσόνHeraclit.9; cf. συρφετός.
3. Medic., perh. abrasion, scaly skin-disease, Hp.Epid.4.30; “ἀπὸ . . συρμάτων ἀποθνῄσκοντεςPtol.Tetr.201 (but “κλασμάτωνProcl. ad loc.); cf. “ἀπόσυρμα1.1.
II. dragging, trailing motion, “μόσχωνMesom.Sol.23; trail left by a serpent, D.Chr.5.19, Ael.NA9.61:— ς. Ἀντιγόνης a place at Thebes, where Antigone was said to have dragged the body of Polynices to his brother's pyre, Paus.9.25.2.
2. Music, drawing out or prolonging the tones, Ptol.Harm.2.12.
3. syrma, = dictio longa, Gloss.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 9.25.2
    • Dio Chrysostom, Orationes, 5.19
    • Aelian, De Natura Animalium, 9.61
    • Claudius Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, 201
    • Claudius Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, 24
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