previous next
σῦριγξ , ιγγος, ,
2. cat-call, whistle, hiss, as in theatres, Id.Lg.700c; cf. “συρίζω11.2, συριγμός:—the last part of the νόμος Πυθικός was called σύριγγες, prob. because it imitated the dying hisses of the serpent Pytho, Str.9.3.10.
3. mouthpiece of the αὐλός, Plu.2.1138a,1096b.
4. quill of the cassia, Androm. ap. Gal.14.73, Dsc.1.13; cf. συριγγίς.
II. anything like a pipe:
1. spear-case, = δορατοθήκη, Il.19.387.
2. hole in the nave of a wheel, A.Th.205 (lyr.), Supp.181, S.El.721, E.Hipp. 1234, Theoc.24.120, etc.; cf. Suid.
3. hollow part of a hinge, Parm. 1.19.
4. Medic., in pl., pores or bronchial passages of the lungs, Arist.Resp.478a13,480b7, HA496b3,513b5; δι᾽ οὗ μεριεῖται τὸ πνεῦμα κατὰ τὰς ἀρτηρίας εἰς τὰς ς. Id.PA664a28; of other ducts or channels in the body, “λίφαιμοι σαρκῶν σύριγγεςEmp.100.2, cf. Max.169; “σύριγγες ἄνω φυσῶσι μελαν μένοςS.Aj.1412 (anap.); of the trachea, Hp. Cord.2; the liver-duct, “ ς. τοῦ ἥπατοςId.Mul.1.78 (cf. “θρίξ111); ς. αἱματόεσσα, of a vein, A.R.4.1647; ἱερὰ ς. cavity of the spine, Poll. 2.180; passage through the elephant's trunk, Aret.SD2.13.
5. fistulous sore or abscess, Hp.Coac.501, Plu.2.60a, Gal.6.244; “ἐν τῷ γόνατιArtem.1.47.
7. groove or barrel of a catapult, Ph.Bel.61.46, 62.40, Hero Bel.100.5, Vitr.10.10.3.
8. subterranean passage, gallery, mine, Plb.9.41.9, 21.28.6, Str.3.2.9, al.; of the burial vaults of the Egyptian kings at Thebes, Ael.NA6.43, Paus.1.42.3, Baillet Inscr.des tombeaux des rois à Thèbes Nos.13,245, al.
9. covered gallery or cloister, Callix.1, Plb.15.31.3; “σύριγγας τῶν ὑσπλήγων δύοBCH35.286 (Delos).
10. channel for counterweight in automaton, Hero Aut.2.8.
11. perh. loop, J.AJ3.7.5.
hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
How to enter text in Greek:
hide References (23 total)
  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (23):
    • Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 205
    • Aeschylus, Suppliant Maidens, 181
    • Euripides, Hippolytus, 1234
    • Hesiod, Shield of Heracles, 278
    • Homer, Iliad, 10.13
    • Homer, Iliad, 19.387
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 4 to Hermes, 512
    • Flavius Josephus, Jewish Antiquities, 3.7.5
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 1.42.3
    • Plato, Laws, 700c
    • Plato, Republic, 399d
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 1412
    • Sophocles, Electra, 721
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 213
    • Strabo, Geography, 3.2.9
    • Strabo, Geography, 9.3.10
    • Homer, Iliad, 18.526
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 4.1647
    • Polybius, Histories, 15.31.3
    • Polybius, Histories, 21.28.6
    • Polybius, Histories, 9.41.9
    • Aretaeus, De causis et signis acutorum morborum (lib. 2), 2.13
    • Aelian, De Natura Animalium, 6.43
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: