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ψα^λ-ίς , ίδος, ,
A.a pair of scissors, among the toilette articles of a lady, Ar.Fr.320.1, S.Fr.413 (nisi leg. ψέλια), PTeb.331.13 (ii A. D.); “δρεπάνοισι καὶ οὐ ψαλίδεσσι καρῆναιAP11.368 (Jul.Antecessor).
b. razor, expld. by μιᾷ μαχαίρᾳ (v. μάχαιρα), Poll.2.32, 10.140.
II. sewer, drain,στενὴν δ᾽ ἔδυμεν ψαλίδαS.Fr.367; vault, crypt,ψαλίδαπρομήκη λίθων ποτίμωνPl.Lg.947d; barrel-vault, Supp.Epigr.2.582 (Ionia, iii/ii B. C.), Explor.Arch. de Délos 11.262, Ph.Bel.80.46 (pl.), Hero *Stereom.2.28; “ἀνήγειρεν τὴνψ. ταύτηνSupp.Epigr.2.755 (Syria, ii A. D.); Gal. compares the fornix (ψαλιδοειδές) of the brain to a ψ. οἰκοδομήματος σφαιροειδοῦς, 2.725; similarly the arch of the foot, UP 3.8; having keystones (ὀμφαλοί), Arist.Mu.399b30; and being curved (καμφθεῖσα), Str.17.1.42 (dub.), D.S.2.9; expld. by καμάρα and ἁψίς, Sch.Pl. l. c., Suid.; as entrance and exit of a theatre, LW1586 (Aphrodisias, written ψελίς ).
III. αἱ ψ. τῶν στύλων prob. the rounded mouldings between the capital and the column, LXX Ex.27.10, 11; so perh. ψαλλίδες in BGU1028.9 (ii A. D.).
2. pl., rings for the staves of the altar of incense, LXX Ex.30.4; iron bands for strengthening an engine, Ph.Bel.57.33.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Old Testament, Exodus, 11
    • Old Testament, Exodus, 27.10
    • Old Testament, Exodus, 30.4
    • Plato, Laws, 947d
    • Strabo, Geography, 17.1.42
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 367
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 413
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 2.9
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