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χαῦνος , η, ον, but ος, ον Pl.Lg.728e, Arist.Pr.934b11:—of tissues,
A.porous, spongy, Hp.Aph.5.67; χ. ὀστέα, such as the collar-bone, Id.Art.14; loose,συστροφήPl.Plt.282e; “μαστοίSor.1.88; “ἅλες χ. καὶ λεπτοὶ ὥσπερ χιώνArist.Mete.359a32; γῆ, opp. στερρός, Id.Pr.l.c., cf. Ephor.65eJ.; loose-grained, of timber, Thphr.HP3.4.3, 5.3.3; also of the fruit of the medlar, spongy, ib.3.12.5; -ότατος πυρετός, = ῥοώδης (A) 11.a, Erot. s.v. σπόγγοι; τὸ χ. D.S.3.14. Adv. -νως, of garments hanging loosely, Hdn.4.15.3; of bandaging, Pall. in Hp. Fract.12.285C.
2. of vast extension,ὄνομαAr. Av.819. Adv. “χαύνωςfrivolously, Simp. in Epict.p.121 D. (Cf. χάος.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Aristophanes, Birds, 819
    • Plato, Laws, 728e
    • Plato, Statesman, 282e
    • Hippocrates, Aphorismi, 5.67
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 14
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 3.14
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