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χόνδρος , ,
A.granule or lump of salt, “ἁλὸς χόνδρουςHp.Ulc.17, cf. Sophr. in PSI11.1214a.3: pl., PLit.Lond.167.18 (ii/iii A. D.); “ἁλὸς τρύφεα κατὰ χόνδρους μεγάλουςHdt.4.181; οἰκία ἐκ τῶν ἁλίνων χ. οἰκοδομέαται ib.185:—χόνδρος abs., salt,χ. ἐποψίδιοςAP7.736 (Leon.); also of the gum of frankincense, Thphr.HP9.4.10; “λιβανωτοῦ χ.Luc.Sat.16, cf. Asin.12; “χ. λιβάνουDsc.1.68.7.
2. groats of wheat or spelt (esp. the latter, Dsc.2.96, Gp.3.7); “σασαμίδας χόνδρον τε καὶ ἐγκρίδαςStesich.2; “χόνδρον ἕψωνAr.Fr.203, cf. 412 (anap.); “χ. γάλακι κατανενιμμένοςPherecr.108.18; “ἐκ δ᾽ Ἰταλίας χ. καὶ πλευρὰ βόειαHermipp.63.6 (hex.); χ. Μεγαρικός, Θετταλικός, Antiph. 34.2,3, Alex.191; “ χ. πλεῖον ὕδωρ δέχεται οἱ πυροὶ ἐξ ὧν τοιοῦτος ἐγένετο χ.Arist.Pr.929b1, cf. Thphr.CP4.16.2, Plb.12.2.5; “χόνδρου πτισάνηGal.6.496: hence, gruel, porridge, Thphr.HP 4.4.9, Orac. ap. Hierocl. in CA1p.421M.: prov., of an old man, “χόνδρον λείχεινAr.V.737 (anap.).
II. gristle, cartilage, Hp.Aph. 6.19, Arist.HA516b31, PA655a37: esp. the cartilage of the breast, which unites the false ribs at the termination of the breast-bone, Hp.Epid.7.3, cf. Prorrh.2.7, Nic.Al.123; and v. ξιφοειδής; also, the cartilage of the ear, Arist.HA492a16; of the nose, Poll.2.79; of the windpipe (i. e. uvula), ib.99; ὠλενίτης χ. the shoulder-blade, Lyc.155; also of the young horns of deer, Ael.NA6.5.
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    • Aristophanes, Wasps, 737
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.181
    • Polybius, Histories, 12.2.5
    • Hippocrates, Aphorismi, 6.19
    • Hippocrates, De ulceribus, 17
    • Aelian, De Natura Animalium, 6.5
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