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ψέλιον , later sts. ψέλλιον (v. l. in X.Cyr.1.3.2, never in Hdt.), POsl.46.8 (iii A. D.), Supp.Epigr.7.428 (Dura, iii A. D.), in Inscrr. ψίλιον , ψίλλιον (qq. v.), τό:—
A.armlet or anklet,ψέλιον περὶ ἑκατέρῃ τῶν κνημέωνHdt.4.168; mostly in pl. ψέλια, a favourite ornament of the Persians, Id.3.20, 22, 9.80, X.An.1.2.27, Cyr.1.3.2; worn by women in Egypt, BGU1101.8 (i B. C.), POxy.259.11 (i A. D.), etc., and in Greece, Plu.2.142c.
2. an iron implement, perh. agricultural, PCair.Zen.782 (a).42 (iii B. C.); “ψελίου καὶ δρεπάνουPPetr.2p.113 (iii B. C.).
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    • Herodotus, Histories, 9.80
    • Herodotus, Histories, 3.20
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.168
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 1.2.27
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 1.3.2
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