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χάλαζ-α [χα^], ης, ,
A.hail (cf. Pl.Ti.59e, Arist.Mu.394b1), “ὄμβρον . . ἠὲ χάλαζαν νιφετόνIl.10.6, cf. 15.170, Apoc.8.7, etc.: pl., X. Oec.5.18, Pl.Smp.188b, R.397a; “χ. στρογγύλαιhailstones, Ar.Nu. 1127(troch.); “ἀπὸ τῶν χαλαζῶν . . ἄπαγε σεαυτόνId.Ra.852: metaph., any pelting shower,ὀμβρία χ.S.OC1503; “χ. αἵματοςPi.I.7(6).27.
II. any small knot like a hailstone,
1. pimple or tubercle in the flesh of swine, Arist.HA603b18, Pr.963b34, Androsth. ap. Ath.3.93c.
2. small cyst, such as grows on the eyelid, Gal. 19.437, Poll.4.198, etc.
3. a knot or hard lump; in an egg, Arist.HA560a28; in coal, Thphr.Sign.25; in ivory, Philostr.VA 2.13; “λίθοι χαλάζηςcrystals, 1Enoch14.9,10. (Cf. Sloven. žled, Little Russian oželeda 'sleet, ice'.)
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