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χειρό-μακτρον , τό,
A.cloth for wiping the hands, towel, napkin, Hdt.4.64, Ar.Fr.502, X.Cyr.1.3.5, PCair.Zen. 87.8, al. (iii B.C.): the Scythians used scalps as χειρόμακτρα, Hdt.l.c.: hence “Σκυθιστὶ χ. ἐκκεκαρμένοςS.Fr.473.
II. head-cloth, used by women, Sapph.44, Hecat.358 J., and perhaps so in Hdt.2.122, χ. χρύσεον, [Written “χειρώμακτρονPRev.Laws 94.4 (iii B.C.), PEnteux.38.3,9 (iii B.C.), but χειρόμακτρον PCair.Zen. (iii B.C.):
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (4):
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.64
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.122
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 1.3.5
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 473
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